Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Noah E Gordon
This thesis speaks of where I come from and who I am. I was born in El Paso, Texas. I lived part of my childhood in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. This thesis contains poems and short prose blocks/poems that explore and retread the displaced, lost and assimilated. Some of the material, images and ideas come back and forth between pieces. I hope that this repetition creates tension and cohesion. This thesis attempts to answer the following questions (among others): what does Ciudad Juarez mean to me now? What spaces do men and women occupy in my writing? What do I do with my grandfather, now dead? What future is possible for my daughter? What life am I writing for my daughter? Where is belonging?
Gomez, Alicia, "Desaguar" (2010). English Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 6.