Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Reading Fire
by Morago, Eric, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 70; 1472332
Abstract (Summary)

Reading Fire is a collection of poetry that explores my struggle to reconcile my passion as both a poet and a performer, trying to infuse my writing's poetic craft with the same vivaciousness I bring to the stage. Throughout these poems, the metaphor of fire reappears to remind the reader of the consuming, yet regenerative properties of poetry as a force of healing—a means for poet and audience to share in the experience of the poem, and feel renewed by that communion. As a performance poet, this is the aesthetic that fuels my creativity driving me to examine the themes within this collection of internal and external relationships—romantic, spiritual, and paternal—and the great weight their complexities bear on us all.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Seyburn-Little, Patricia
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American literature
Keywords: Original artwork, Poetry
Publication Number: 1472332
ISBN: 9781109473117
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