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Master of Arts (MA)
Guess, Carol, 1968-
Magee, Kelly, 1976-
Breaking curfew in the underworld is a poetry collection which engages a contemporary re-mythology of the Persephone story. This multi-form project follows Persephone as she riots through the Underworld, choosing descent and refusing traditional notions of captivity and return. This collection uses experimental image-texts, erasures, compressions, and interferences along with traditional fixed-verse forms in order to expand and shatter the original story allowing for multiple Persephone personas to exist within the text and providing a means to interrogate ideas about female vanishing, silence, resistance, and violence.
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Persephone (Greek deity)--Poetry
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Ashley, Britt, "Breaking curfew in the underworld" (2012). WWU Graduate School Collection. 221.