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.”
|Advisor:||Webb, Charles H.|
|Commitee:||Mohr, William, Seyburn-Little, Patricia|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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