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What Light Remains

  • Author(s): Baker, Jeffrey M.
  • Advisor(s): Doller, Ben
  • et al.
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Abstract

This collection of poems, through strategies of both the lyric and the prose poem, aims to explore the effects of loss on language and, particularly, what new planes of engagement can arise out of unconventional concepts of meaning. The thesis is divided into three sections, each of which addresses a set of different motifs or themes. Composed around the belief that a poem is always in a state of becoming, these poems rely on an openness in their dialogue with one another as they are grounded through the overlapping narrative arcs of grief after a mother's death and the growth of wonder and new language in a young child.

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