Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
English and Comparative Literature
existential, identity, middle-eastern, orthodox christian, poetry, theosis
Existential questions inspire or rather demand creative expression. The present collection of poems attempts to discern the way humanity is propelled forward through its insatiable hunger for meaning. At the core of this hunger is desire. We are beings who are born out of desire, who also desire and want to be desired. We want our matter to matter. Our desire is for a lasting identity. In short, we desire being. Within the three respective sections in this collection, these poems express the journey of discerning our ethnic, social, and spiritual identities along with their formation, disruption, and celebration.
Oshaana, Ninos Aglantinos, "Being Desired" (2012). Master's Theses. Paper 4156.