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Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Miller, Brenda, 1959-
Mahoney, Kristin Mary
Surface Tension is an exploratory spiritual autobiography told through flash nonfiction and lyric essays in order to disrupt traditional chronological narratives of the spiritual self. Compressed poetic reflections on faith and family unfold in spiraling, imagistic fragments, which explore the complex interactions between photographs and memory and demonstrate the confluence of landscape and past. Water resonates as a symbol throughout, offering a lexicon for establishing the theological interconnectedness of body and landscape with spirituality.
Western Washington University
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Teer, Kaitlyn, "Surface Tension" (2015). WWU Graduate School Collection. 418.