Title

Dear Beyond

Date of Award

8-2004

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

English

Abstract

My project. Dear Beyond, a collection of poetry, examines the connection between landscape—both internal and external, or private and public—and environment. My poetry reflects my own unique background and my struggles with emplacement, or the placing of oneself in any particular landscape. It aims to challenge dominant paradigms of voice, expression, and even inquiry; it questions traditional, systematic forms of inquiry such as the Cartesian idea of an essential separation between object and subject. Culture and landscape, I have discovered, manifest themselves everywhere, in variegated forms: in spaciousness or intimacy, in internal and external contexts, in tactile experiences, in focused or dissipated attention. This is where my poems come from, as well as where they aim for. Reproduced

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access

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Poetry Commons

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