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dc.contributor Alter, Torin Andrew
dc.contributor Bernheimer, Kate
dc.contributor Streckfus, Peter
dc.contributor.advisor Martone, Michael De Dominic, Nicholas Paul 2017-02-28T22:20:24Z 2017-02-28T22:20:24Z 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000014
dc.identifier.other DeDominic_alatus_0004M_10033
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract In this collection of poems, my concern is with patriarchy and story telling, specifically of stories passed from father to son, and the failure of hyper masculinity (cyclical violence, impotence, addiction, &c). The book is comprised of three narrative modes: the mythic or allegorical, the historical, and the confessional. The subject matter moves from the grit of contemporary bar life, to magical allegories of loves failed, to the dramatic monologues of a late 1800s hangman and his son, to bucolic scenery inhabited by an archetypal patriarch and his boys. Each type of poem flexes varying formal elements - the prose poem, sonnet variations and free verse - and the poems juxtapose the beauty of form and white space with their often ribald, coarse language. I wish to create beauty from deterioration and I imagine the project as if Whitman's celebration were to be confronted with Eliot's bleak Wasteland. Each shattered voice sings in chorus and creates a singular persona whose primary want is to both celebrate and damn the dead.
dc.format.extent 69 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Literature, General
dc.title Not here, not dead
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Program in Creative Writing Creative Writing The University of Alabama master's M.F.A.

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