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Ordinary Ends: Poetry as the "Unsayable Said"
by Umlas, Alexandra M., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 94; 10750491
Abstract (Summary)

Ordinary Ends: Poetry as the “Unsayable Said” is a critical reflection of my writing and its influences along with a collection of poems written during the two-year period of the Master of Fine Arts for Creative Writing Program at California State University, Long Beach. The prose portion examines form in poetry, and contains a discussion on the possibilities of poetry to embody life’s constraints while also working against them. The primary focus of this work is the development and creation of a collection of poems, many which have formal elements. It is my hope that these poems have an energy in them that conveys what I have never been able to find the words to say in prose or in speech, what poet Donald Hall calls, the “unsayable said.”

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Webb, Charles H.
Commitee: Mohr, William, Seyburn-Little, Patricia
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: English
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Creative writing
Keywords: Forms, Poetry
Publication Number: 10750491
ISBN: 978-0-355-94724-3
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