Title

Eight Poems and Stories from the Garden

Date of Award

3-9-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

I thought at first that I might compose the stuff of great tragedy: lines that lingered like rime after a freezing January rain, varnishing the world in fatal beauty. Then I thought I might pen an expansive satire: smithing words into clever allusions and biting invectives against the failings of Modernity that would etch a palimpsest of a smile into the parchment lips of Berry’s “Mad Farmer.” Finally, I thought I would strip away all the literary vestments and present a slice of stark realism: naked and harsh.

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