Date of Award

6-2002

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

English

First Advisor

Herbert Scott

Second Advisor

Dr. Nancy Elmers

Third Advisor

Dr. William Olsen

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Scott Dykstra

Abstract

This dissertation is a collection of poetry. For the most part, the poems fall within the lyric tradition. Perhaps I am drawn to lyric poetry because it originates in song and celebration. Perhaps the elusive and open-ended nature of the lyric appeals to me. Lyric poetry demands just the right mix of wind and sun. It allows for anger, the high-minded sea, a field of white flowers alone in the forest. Music and meaning cycle back and surge forward; the poem opens its bay windows, it drinks.

Comments

Fifth Advisor: Dr. Judith F. Stone

Access Setting

Dissertation-Campus Only

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