This book-length poem takes on the form of a day’s drive through the Saskatchewan prairie, while the author accompanies her father, a Christian preacher and missionary, as he visits the Indigenous community in which he serves. “The Same Field By Different Light” is both ekphrasis and prayer–a visual and spiritual response to growing up as a part of the legacy of settler colonialism through mission work in Canada, a legacy which is deeply troubled by violence and oppression, but a rejection of which cannot fully account for the human relationships that make up the author’s personal history, or her father’s acts of service and witness within the Indigenous community. This collection contemplates issues of faith and doubt, race and witness, and meditates on the necessity of continuing to return to and interrogate the landscapes that both shape and exceed us.
|Contributor||Orlando R. Menes, Research Director|
|Degree Level||Master's Thesis|
|Degree Discipline||Creative Writing|
|Degree Name||Master of Fine Arts|
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