Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
This thesis project discusses creative writing in poetry. The opening essay, through close readings of several poets, examines the idea of modernist conventions in poetry and the art as a “translation” of life. The discussion includes: T. S. Eliot with regard to the accessibility of poetry, William Stafford’s use of language, Sylvia Plath’s imagery, and Billy Collins authentic speaker or narrator. The remainder of the project is original poetry that covers diverse themes from nature to love and longing, from family to observational insight on the world.
O'Brien, Thomas, "Field Research: Poems" (2000). English Master’s Theses. 96.