Barely Visible Inner Constructions


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This thesis is a culmination of the work I have done in my three years of this program. The first section is a complete chapbook, titled Barely Visible Inner Constructions. This book is an exploration of desire and the body, specifically through the lens of luxury industries and my relationship with my mother, who introduced me to the world of fashion. Many of the poems utilize the sapphic stanza in order to frame the desire present as something more closely tied to queerness and femininity. Others use a dropped line form that I began as a take off on the sapphic stanza, using what would have been the shorter, 5 syllable line in the original as a moment for a clearer interiority and image. Section two is a collection of poems more pointedly about desire. The final section collects many of my poems that are in conversation with other art, especially film.