Date of Submission

Spring 2012

Academic Program

Written Arts

Project Advisor 1

Robert Kelly

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Passage: how this book came into being. And how it flies from me (is this prologue already its own envoi?): its poems followed my mind over the last couple of months more than anything else that could show traces of elapsed time. But what I am saying is only half true, because these poems both follow my mind and they are my mind following itself; they are traces of thought and the possibility of thinking, always in flux, partly made, partly touching upon what cannot be. In this way, these poems form a small section of the shell of my hazelnut, that same hazelnut that was shown to Julian of Norwich, inside of which is all that is made, so small and yet loved because of its humility in the light of that which is unmade—its creator.

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