Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process
Inspired by the four forces of quantum physics and the emergence of a possible fifth force influencing gravitational laws, this book of love poems probes the hidden energy between individuals. Fifth Force explores science, nature, societal stimuli, and the mind-body connection as sources of the human experience of love by posing such questions as: What does love look like in a society that promotes and imprints an obsession with sexual attraction, explosive sensual emotion, and immediate gratification? What is our brain being conditioned to feel? What do we actually feel? Is it possible for us to explore a spectrum of love or are we locked into predetermined pinpoints of adoration?
Gordon, Melissa, "Fifth Force" (2015). Master of Fine Arts in Professional Writing Theses. 4.