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These Slipping, Salted Hands
by Gutierrez, Kelsey, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 88; 13857999
Abstract (Summary)

These Slipping, Salted Hands is a collection of poems and critical investigations written during my time in the Master of Fine Arts program at California State University, Long Beach. The front matter addresses how individual and generational suffering can both inhibit and inspire poetry based on such events. The ultimate purpose of this assemblage of work is in the conception and construction of the poems in the appendix. The creative work included largely examines the intersections of family, addiction, and illness in order to illustrate the engrossing nature of mental, emotional, and bodily trauma through the tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Harper Webb, Charles
Commitee: Seyburn-Little, Patricia, Hart, George
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: English
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Creative writing
Publication Number: 13857999
ISBN: 9781085557702
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