Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Advisor's Name
Julie Marie Wade
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lyric essay, Hawaii, Montana, Nicaragua, queer
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OFFSHORE is a collection of lyric essays that examines the intersections between human cultures and the natural world. The essays inspect issues of identity and belonging in different geographic, cultural, and political landscapes. Part one of the book centers on the cultural and natural landscapes of Hawaii and Japan. Part two explores interpersonal relationships in Montana. And part three focuses on social justice issues in Nicaragua and Florida. Each of the essays in this collection balances intellectual exploration with personal narrative and poetic description, allowing the essays to be simultaneously concept-driven while maintaining lyric force.
Nakanishi, Laurel, "Offshore" (2017). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3268.
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