Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA)
Second Committee Member
American History, Anglo-Saxon Literature, Genealogy, Kentucky, Liminality, Poetry
Perimeter Roads is a collection of poetry concerned with the boundary lines we draw and the ways which we subsequently cross them. Recurrent themes and motifs include liminality, mythology and folklore, flood narrative, home construction, home deconstruction, world travel, love, and American history. One of the central threads that holds the collection together is my personal genealogy. My ancestors appear as part of the poetic landscape--voices confronting abstract human elements: love, loss, identity, etc. What emerges is a portrait of the artist, a generational American narrative, and an exploration of the human mind as it confronts important moments in life.
Scott, John Isaac Austin, "Perimeter Roads" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 2317.