Abstract (Summary)ii This collection of thirty-three mostly free-verse poems explores the liminal, or threshold, modes of being encountered by bodies, especially in conjunction with other bodies, with places, and with the spirit or the divine. The sections of the manuscript progress from exploring the interstices and large gaps between women and girls, mothers and daughters, to the merging and colliding of lovers, friends, even rapists, to place and its ability to root the body to shadows of the past and present, to the merging of the divine with the human. As a collection, each section seeks to explore the body as a process in relation to and informed by other bodies, places, and spirits.
School Location:USA - Tennessee
Source Type:Master's Thesis
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