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Title

Syrinx

Publication Date

5-2020

Date of Final Oral Examination (Defense)

3-11-2020

Type of Culminating Activity

Thesis - Boise State University Access Only

Degree Title

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Department

Theatre Arts

Major Advisor

Kerri Webster, M.F.A.

Advisor

Martin Corless-Smith, Ph.D.

Advisor

Emily Ruskovich, M.F.A.

Advisor

Bhanu Kapil, M.A.

Abstract

Syrinx is a collection of poems addressing one speaker’s experience with chronic illness and pain, and her identification with the disabled community. The manuscript articulates the pressure to uphold societal norms while combating disability stigmas. The poems investigate the grieving of one’s own body as it fails the mind, and the constant struggle to maintain relationships with others.

DOI

10.18122/td/1670/boisestate

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