Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Form, stated as a critical component of poetry writing in “alchemic” combination with image, word choice, and resonance, as they bear on the creative writing process, is explored in this critical and creative thesis project. The poetic voice as it is informed by "Sanderson's Four Axioms,” (named above – form, image, word choice, resonance) are revealed through examples of published poets, critical suggestions, and original poetry. The creative work is written in a variety of traditional and non-traditional forms primarily focused on the author’s personal experiences as a lifelong resident of Western New York. In essence, the creative section presents a series of eclogues that explore voice in both its stylistic and thematic manifestations.
Sanderson, Andy, "Singing the Song of the Eunuch" (2007). English Master’s Theses. 78.