This collection of poems is an exploration into all the varying degrees of self that share residence in the mind of this poet. These are the culmination of the merging of child and teen into man, who is as impulsive and brash as he is simultaneously thoughtful and empathetic. Using popular culture as a funhouse mirror, the introspection of poems such as "Lois Always Calls Him Smallville" or "Rubber Ducky, You're the One" can help to peel the onion of masculine complexity. The journey into and the embrace of artistic subcultures within everything from music to comic books are at the core of this work. It acts as a Rosetta stone for decoding the subtle subtext of imagery and iconography we all take for granted as being purely entertainment. The appendix of poems contained herein are a showcase of the internal struggle everyone, regardless of gender, faces when attempting to make sense of who they are in the larger cultural context of society.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||American literature, Creative writing|
|Keywords:||Original writing, Poetry|
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