Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Robert S. Evans
A lyrical, often sparse collection of poems that confronts themes of addiction, love, death, and wildness, with a tough eloquence that is honest and never easy. Ranging from lyrical explorations of wilderness in poems like "A Pilgrimage" to abstract surrealist meditations on our place in the universe in reflective pieces like "Ruby in the Void" and "Quantum Gravity" to blue collar elegies that mourn the loss and hardships of working class America, The Unearthed searches for meaning not only in the stars and rivers, but in the unlikely places: the gills of a poisonous mushroom, the eyes of prehistoric fish, the heart of a trout, the eyes of a raven. These poems resonate on many levels, most of all on the level of the heart, of experience, and of contact with the world around us.
Robert Sean Evans
Evans, Robert Sean, "The Unearthed" (2013). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 13449.