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Title: Wires that Sputter
Author: Badour, Britta
Department: School of English and Theatre Studies
Program: Creative Writing
Advisor: Brand, Dionne
Abstract: This thesis is an investigation of conditions that protect and destroy the poet acquainted with violence in the home and beyond personal quarters. With attention to prosody, sonics and orality, the text attempts to uncover a quality of voice that lives within white space in a way that pursues existence in defiance of forces that aim to stifle, minimize, and in many cases, murder. Combining lyric poetry, broken sonnets, found poetry, spoken word, palindromes, and ekphrasis, Badour experiments with artistic tone, literary techniques, and poetic forms, to offer varying images of self-preservation and validation against a backdrop of personal and political disorder. These poems are interested in assessing the conditions of dysfunction to discern what harm is inflicted versus inherited and by what personal circumstances or public systems is peace of mind possible.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10214/26323
Date: 2021-08
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