keep the morgue empty, the bedpans close at hand
Abstract (Summary)This manuscript is a collection of poems that attempts to trace a line of thought from the concrete to the abstract while also reflecting a similar shift in the outward structure of the poems themselves. It is divided into four sections, beginning with the most visceral and ending with the most analytical. Over that span, it examines relationships concerned with fear and feces, family and foundations, god and muse. Death and decay (and their relationship in terms of a spiritual as well as physical nature) in various shapes and forms are important driving forces behind this collection particularly in terms of forcing a new beginning or assuming a new form, and in light of that, a number of the poems assume what might be seen as slightly experimental shapes. Ultimately, this collection is a semi-serious and playful attempt to reconcile life (especially a life on the page) with its end.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:01/01/2005