Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Predator’s Tongue, a collection of poetry centering on the theme of predators and prey, explores the effects of trauma and violence—physical, psychic, sexual, emotional, and mental— through free verse narratives. The sharpness in the writing forces the reader to see the fluidity of these predator/prey relationships—wounded people wound people. The section breaks of this work serve to highlight growth and development: from “animal,” giving in to base impulses and horror, to “child,” beginning to learn, respond, and adapt, and to “woman,” learning how to be an adult in adult relationships.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Mulroy, Tara Mae, "Predator's Tongue" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 499.