Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Robert S. Evans

Abstract

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.

Copyright Owner

Robert Sean Evans

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

66 pages

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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