Date of Award
M.F.A. in Creative Writing
Bindweed and Fire is a collection of poems in three sections. The first two sections, Drought and Watermarks, contain short metrical lyrics built around images of fire and water. Sabbath, the third section is a long free-verse poetic sequence in three voices. In ekphrastic poems rich with private symbolism, the first voice attempts to refract through the prism of visual art the relationship between a father and son. Providing a counterpoint to the first, the second voice seeks to qualify, correct, and comment on the private symbolism. The third voice tries to give a wider view of the everyday lives of parent and child, their habits, their history, and the tensions at play between them.
Davis, Joshua Lee, "Bindweed And Fire" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1004.