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A Heart in the River

dc.contributor.advisorCollier, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorDempsey, Jennifer Lynnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-10T06:30:30Z
dc.date.available2016-02-10T06:30:30Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2Q141
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/17415
dc.description.abstractExploring the boundaries of relationships, A Heart in the River questions the personal connections through which we identify the self. Through poems about war, poker, and family history, the speaker delves into memory and the devolution --then renewal-- of trust. The Midwest, particularly northern Michigan, grounds the manuscript in nature; landscapes with rivers, birds, and a black walnut tree juxtapose with the artificial scenery and actions of civilization. The thesis is organized in three sections, each creating emotional and physical borders the speaker wishes to break, and it is only through sound and movement --both thematically and formally-- that any reconciliation may be reached.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA Heart in the Riveren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCreative Writingen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledFine artsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAmerican literatureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLiteratureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPoemsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPoetryen_US


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