Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Noah Eli Gordon
This poem is an exploration of my relationship with my brother Derek, who at a very young age was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder - a combination of schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. Essentially he has auditory hallucinations and a delusional understanding of his environment accompanied by manic behavior. He is obsessed with religion, often seeing himself as a Christ-like figure. Good and evil exist very tangibly in his world. Popular culture and the bible merge to create a complex, layered reality that is quite different from the one most of us experience.
Brother is a poetic exploration of mental illness, creativity and family.
Angello, Aaron Jason, "Brother" (2011). English Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 109.