Poetry, memoir, haunted women
According to the Gospel of Haunted Women is a collection of seventy-five poems divided into four sections. The voices speaking within, are, indeed haunted by varying definitions. They bespeak complex, troubled emotions such as guilt, shame, and anxiety, yet work towards expressions of courage. The dead and the living are cajoled and accused, while others are provided a format through which they may be heard long after their mouths have closed. The poems are arranged in four sections. Section I, “We Begin,” consists of memoir pieces from the poet's early life. Section II, “We Speak,” is a dedicated space for the voices of both the famous and the obscure. The third section, “We Migrate,” gathers an eclectic assortment of female speakers expressing geographical and mental transference, interweaving personal migratory poems of the author. The final section, “We Hunger,” returns to personal pieces that speak from a more settled, albeit still haunted, vantage point.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Roney, Judith, "According to the Gospel of Haunted Women" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1302.