• Misunderstanding Nietzsche

      Sprague, Nicole (2004-05)
      These poems attempt to excavate the unspoken frame of being in a circus of voices, many of which are subversive, volatile, and unspeakably female. The disparate voices achieve their crescendo in an overwhelming question: why exist? The nihilism they cultivate and share, the tragic and flawed experiences they echo, reinforce life, art, and all of its inevitable questions. Beauty is ultimately birthed in the wreckage of life, the poetry of which offers the possibility of transcendence.