Fifth Force

Date of Award

Winter 12-23-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process

First Advisor

Brian Clements

Second Advisor

Joe Ahearn


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?

Available for download on Thursday, August 22, 2115

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