Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Hold and Be Held
by Drawbond, Jessica, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 50; 1466199
Abstract (Summary)

Hold and Be Held is a collection of poetry in which I explore the painful past of my family and also attempt to move beyond it. In the poems and in the Introduction and Methodology sections of this collection I look at the effects of mental illness and a sense of secretiveness on my own life and on the lives of those around me. This collection also explores the idea that poetry is a form of communication between poet and reader. Ultimately, this is a collection of poems that is affected by my past while looking toward a new juncture, both personally, as I am on the verge of getting married, and artistically, as I explore new subjects and ways of communicating authentically with readers.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Seyburn-Little, Patricia
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Modern literature, American literature, Creative writing
Keywords: Original writing, Poetry
Publication Number: 1466199
ISBN: 978-1-109-16783-2
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