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I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, Yasmin Mazloom Apr 2018

I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, Yasmin Mazloom

Art Practices MFA Theses

The life of immigrants is discussed in two chapters: living in the country of origin and living abroad. The space that exists in between these two countries and places, is diminished and not discussed because it is not physical but more of a mental space that is rarely recognized unless it is experienced firsthand. Even though only a minority of people will understand this liminal space, it is important to be aware of its existence. Those who reside in this space need to recognize they are not alone, even if their liminal space is different from others, so that they ...


What Softening, Adam Tyler Bishop Jan 2014

What Softening, Adam Tyler Bishop

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In a project with roots in love, family and home, What Softening examines the domestic space through a nontraditional masculinity which considers the home sacred in all its imperfections and grotesqueries; these poems seek to accept its messiness as harmony. They attempt to pluralize the "I" while fortifying its sense of individuality—"you" shapes “I” as much as "I" shapes "I." "We" is inevitable in these poems, and it is the exploration of this inevitable that brings to surface tensions between domestic frustrations and solaces, that imminent mess. Home in these poems becomes unhomely, unsettled despite its visages of comfort ...