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Our Opposite Gravities

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Our Opposite Gravities seeks to explore an individual's awakening to an awareness of the universe. The first-person speaker is often the observer, watching how themes of nature, identity, history, tradition, and emotion contribute to the reactions that ultimately comprise the human experience. By dividing the work, each section serves to focus on a particular method of examination. "Niggunim," the Hebrew word for syllable-based songs, utilizes language to create a melody of invocation. "Rules of the Moon" seeks out an understanding of the laws we abide in order to relate to the cosmos. "Perspectives of Satellites" analyzes individual views, both macro and microscopic, while "Things Pinned to Sleeves" serves as a culmination of all these thoughts, the realization of the absurd, horrible beauty of life.

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Thesis (M.F.A.)--American University, 2009.

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