An Unacceptable Nearness: Poems on Proximity, Distance, and Memory

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Title:
An Unacceptable Nearness: Poems on Proximity, Distance, and Memory
Author:
Swarstad, Julie Anne
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
An Unacceptable Nearness explores themes of proximity, distance, identity, and memory. This original collection of poetry continually tugs at language and experience, unraveling words and meanings to find the relationships hidden beneath the accepted surface. The poems move from the mundane to the cosmic, continually pointing back to the emotional, experiential, and perceptual distances that estrange us from ourselves and the places we inhabit. This writing comes from out of daily experience, from the continuous, distracting noise of a coffee shop to those unsettling silences in which we encounter some reflection of ourselves. Circling and weaving layers upon itself, the collection celebrates the fluidity of language and the complexities of human experience.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Creative Writing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleAn Unacceptable Nearness: Poems on Proximity, Distance, and Memoryen_US
dc.creatorSwarstad, Julie Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorSwarstad, Julie Anneen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn Unacceptable Nearness explores themes of proximity, distance, identity, and memory. This original collection of poetry continually tugs at language and experience, unraveling words and meanings to find the relationships hidden beneath the accepted surface. The poems move from the mundane to the cosmic, continually pointing back to the emotional, experiential, and perceptual distances that estrange us from ourselves and the places we inhabit. This writing comes from out of daily experience, from the continuous, distracting noise of a coffee shop to those unsettling silences in which we encounter some reflection of ourselves. Circling and weaving layers upon itself, the collection celebrates the fluidity of language and the complexities of human experience.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCreative Writingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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