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Halting Decomposition: A Murder

Derr, Laine (2017) Halting Decomposition: A Murder. Masters thesis, Northern Arizona University.

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This collection of poems encounters a body unwilling to let go, a detective battling the present with a remembered past, and a killer, hammer in hand. A poetic murder whose characters, even the ever-present backdrop of crows, leave pieces of themselves – remembered, forgotten, ill-treated, misshapen, venerated – who internalize and, at best, learn to love, to hope, to live, to hurt (others and the self), to transmute even when surrounded by the refuse of their existence.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Publisher’s Statement: © Copyright is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Keywords: Communication and the arts; Body; Crows; Detective witter; Multivoiced; Murder; Murderer
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Student
Department/Unit: Graduate College > Theses and Dissertations
College of Arts and Letters > English
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 04:58
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/4992

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