Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Rubber band poetry
by Luckey, Curtis, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 91; 1517723
Abstract (Summary)

In his "A Defense of Poetry" Percy Bysshe Shelley writes "Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will." I picture my poetry in this realm, untamed by my conscious level as best I can. My poetry is modernism unafraid to dabble in any genre or movement, operating under a modernist mantra that the only truth we have are the lies we live in society. The term "rubber band" refers to the reader's state of mind during a reading. If they dive into discomfort of a poem, then they are expanding their horizons. If they resist, feeling the poem has strayed too far in some capacity, then they have contracted. I would hope everyone wants to broaden their outlook. But either way, we are all rubber bands.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Seyburn-Little, Patty
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Publication Number: 1517723
ISBN: 978-1-267-47084-3
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