Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Nancy Elmers
Dr. William Olsen
Dr. Scott Dykstra
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.
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Martinelli, Beth M., "Water Bearing Bodies" (2002). Dissertations. 1295.
Fifth Advisor: Dr. Judith F. Stone