Neurosity: The Speed a Dandelion Burns, is a single, book-length poem that meditates on the existential awareness of negating absence through neurotic repetition of defining and redefining. My personal aesthetics encompass influences by Gertrude Stein, Charles Simic, Judith Butler, and Frank O'Hara. By negating absence I destabilize the fixed nature of focal points on present subjects and unveil language's performativity. Neurotic repetition and linguistic velocity are mantra-like statements that connect two distinct realities. "Neurosity" is a word I created to synthesize the words "neurosis" and "velocity." My poetic imagination is not interested in what is present in gender, racial, ethnic, sexual, class identities nor psychological states, but what is absent, or more importantly, how presence might be defined by synesthetic renderings of absence. The rapid immolation of a dandelion, a flowerlike weed, represents the delicate linguistic velocity and disambiguation that each .piece of this collection encapsulates.
|Commitee:||Hultgren, Neil, Mohr, William|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||American literature, Creative writing|
|Keywords:||Linguistic performance, Neurosity, Neurotic velocity, Neurotica, Original writing, Synesthesia|
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