This creative thesis includes two creative non-fiction essays and twenty-two poems, introduced by a critical essay that examines my work. The poems and essays share an origin in personal experience as well as an interest in language. Specifically, the poems and essays explore issues of family, relationships, spirituality, and observations of the natural world. The introductory essay discusses my interest in re-fashioning individual vision through the act of writing, relating to Helene Cixous's idea of creating a "portrait of God" through the act of art. The essay also examines the connections between the genres of creative non-fiction and poetry, in creative writing theory and in my own writing process.
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BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Earley, Deja Anne, "Keeping Gardens: Poetry and Essay" (2005). All Theses and Dissertations. 581.
Poetry, personal essay, creative non-fiction, family, nature, relationships, creative writing theory