Title

Shimmer

Publication Date

5-2018

Date of Final Oral Examination (Defense)

3-1-2018

Type of Culminating Activity

Thesis

Degree Title

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Department

English

Major Advisor

Martin Corless-Smith, Ph.D.

Advisor

Janet Holmes, M.F.A.

Advisor

Dora Ramirez, Ph.D.

Abstract

Shimmer is a collection of poems that explores the unfixed nature of self-construction through the complications of intersectionality. Throughout the text, the speaker, possessing multiple positions that share the locus of the singular unified body, navigates existing power structures in various publics in which bodies and cultures are read and deemed legible or illegible to situated hegemonic social structures. Through confessional and lyric strategies, the speaker reflects on the rituals that reify culturally informed social contracts within diverse publics.

DOI

10.18122/td/1400/boisestate

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