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Creative Writing , Poetry , Adoption , Identity , Closure
"岑瑞", a name given to me in China by the orphanage, is a docupoetic work that attempts to construct an identity so that I might achieve closure on my personal adoption. At least, that was the plan. What both the critical thesis and creative portion will reveal is how the complex nature of language, documents, identities, and daughterhood all come together to both construct and reject a concrete identity—and, in turn, reject closure.
125 leaves; illustrations.