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Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)
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English Department: MFA Creative Writing
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Beasley, Bruce, 1958-
Vulic, Kathryn R., 1972-
“To Rip // Time” is a poetry/hybrid collection that focuses on memory, family, mental and physical illness, and time as its major themes. It utilizes fragmentation, altered photographs, repetition, and unique forms or grammar structures to interrogate these themes, musing on the relationships between memory, pain, illness, imagery, and language. It attempts to represent the physical and emotional space of traumatic memories, investigating specifically those places where memory is fallible, falters, is malleable, or is shaped by emotion or trauma, and attempts to represent this mutability through its formal choices.
memory, family, fragmentation, trauma, mental health, mental illness, Alzheimer's, visual poetry, hybrid poetry
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Poetry--Collections; Visual poetry; Memory in literature; Families in literature; Time in literature; Alzheimer's disease
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Heit, CeAnna, "To Rip // Time" (2021). WWU Graduate School Collection. 1018.
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