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ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3575-987X

Document Type

Campus Access

Degree Program

English

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2023

Month Degree Awarded

February

Keywords

abolition, climate change, incarceration, police brutality, schools, social movements

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/32289299

Abstract

Set in the very near future against the ticking clock of climate change, In the Belly Past the Teeth follows a cast of characters who deal with the carceral state and presence of surveillance in their lives. A mother in family court for domestic violence asks herself what is justice in love; a prison guard questions himself after a relationship changes how he sees solitary confinement; a young woman becomes an abolitionist after experiencing the school to prison pipeline; a grandmother find a second chance in foster guardianship; a girl killed by police spurs a movement; a man imprisoned in Attica is haunted by a ghost of the riot. These characters intersect as systems of oppression intersect under the carceral state.

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