Thresh / hold
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Thresh / Hold, largely autobiographical, embodies the emotional fracture of leaving my childhood home, but ultimately progresses toward acceptance of a present self. In other words, I seek what "I can assemble / whole" via poems. Such mending necessitates exploring memory as a means of both preservation and declaration—Here is what I was, I know who I am. While only "Mystic" specifically addresses ancestry in Thresh / Hold, familial sensibilities inform my entire thesis—after all, looking back exposes layers of meaning. This depth (artifacts or truths revealed if one only digs in the right ...