Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
Using the foundational lens of poets like Carl Phillips and Louise Glück and philosopher Derrida, this poetry collection emphasizes the recognition and exploration of complex human experiences through the power of deconstruction. I occupy conflicting emotional spaces and multifaceted identities using the vehicle of poetry, challenging societal norms that villainize the open discussion of complex experiences like grief, sexuality, and addiction.
creative writing, poetry, organic form, free verse, deconstruction, grief, addiction, relationships, sexuality
© Hailey Jean Pedersen
Pedersen, Hailey Jean, "Saprotrophic" (2023). MSU Graduate Theses. 3862.
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