Title

Steerage

Identifier

etd-04282011-133304

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

the poet is already touching the thing without touching it. in a poet’s hand appears a beautiful thing like a bird made in clay. the girl in a black raincoat will enter the writing space. everything I do will exist in her pockets for a long time. the poet does not have to think to write poetry but sometimes it helps, to go behind, to assess the ritual. all my friends have names & I love their names & how they did or did not get them or how they did get into a poem. all poems are written for a mother in chicago. she calls to tell me, write a good poem about the poodle who just got her haircut. write about how she looks cute with her haircut. are you writing this down? please remain surprised & a little gay.

Date

2011

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Glenum, Lara

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