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Souvenirs of Sleep


Abstract Chris Miller's Souvenirs of Sleep is as serious as it is whimsical, if this is a possibility. The "Museum of the Zoo-real" may be an equally appropriate title as animals are often in performance. In this visual and spiritual investigation, childhood, dream, and the loss of a mother to suicide are the currents. Miller's work is informed by the cinema of Werner Herzog, Andrei Tarkovsky, Robert Bresson and beyond. Miller believes in the power of implication. The poems begin with intense focus, but are often in the business of expansion. Souvenirs of Sleep is a journey toward sense-making, a search for language that might allow it.
Created Date 2013
Contributor Miller, Christopher Michael (Author) / Dubie, Norman (Advisor) / Hogue, Cynthia (Committee member) / Ball, Sally (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Literature / Creative Writing / Film / Imagination / Loss / Poetry
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 74 pages
Language English
Copyright
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Note M.F.A. Creative Writing 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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