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Waiting for Death: The Poetic Transformation of Grief An Autoethnography

La Ganza, Susan Ann


This project begins when I find myself writing a poem to express a sudden flow of painful feelings. My lover has cancer. He will die within two years. He asks that we do not talk about it. I see that in this first poem the dominant text is from earlier times. The cancer is subtext. His shocking news with its silencing injunction has fired dark images in my imagination. As I write more poems an autoethnography evolves where I observe and reflect on the ...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (PhD) - Exegesis


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