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Blind hands.

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dc.contributor.author Dvorske, Thomas Christopher.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-21T19:05:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-21T19:05:50Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-06-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1456
dc.description xv, 64 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a collection of poems prefaced by an aesthetic statement. The manuscript is organized in five sections: an introductory poem; poems pertaining to the phenomena of experience; poems pertaining to the question of being; poems pertaining to the problem of knowing; and a postscript poem. Though each section operates with reference to these problems, these problems are present, in one way or another, in all the poems. In fact, this thesis argues categorical distinctions, such as those above, are faulty constructions of reality. The aesthetic statement begins with a conceptualization of language as a river of multiple utterances. We think in this river, that is, we think in language, by use of language. Poetry, too, is a matter of thinking. It is a way of negotiating between complexities of language and experience to find meaningful patterns and connect us to the world. The poems in this manuscript are lyrical and narrative, often both at once. Formally, they are free verse, taking as their primary means of measurement turns in the progression of thought. Most of these thoughts are expressed in the matter of a few lines; in other poems, more lengthy meditation occurs. en_US
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dc.subject American poetry. en_US
dc.subject Poetry. en_US
dc.title Blind hands. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college las en_US
dc.advisor Jeff Thomson en_US
dc.department english, modern languages and literatures en_US

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