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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This collection of original poetry draws from the conventions of narrative and confessional lyric poetry and explores mythological and autobiographical relationships to motherhood, the physical body, and romantic partnerships. Based on thematic similarities, the collection is broken into three main sections that move between mother-daughter relations and the myths of becoming, transgressions against the body and the myths of fault, and the desire to remake the self with new familial ties and one’s own myths of being. The poems reference variant matters, including classic mythology, fundamentalist religion, physical and emotional traumas, and a persistent sense of hope. At its heart, the collection explores failed mother-daughter relationships and the complex journey of the daughter towards motherhood.
Elrod, Anna Sandy, "Husk: Poems." Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2023.
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