Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
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The Watchmaker Series celebrates and inquires into time as a biproduct of consciousness and practices the application of this notion in poetry. The series begins with the numeral poems, all of which relate directly to the theoretical and polemical aspects. Along the way, other poems with individual titles are interspersed to reflect or redirect the abstract considerations to more concrete subjects. Gradually, as the series progresses, the interacting and recurring associations meld theory and practice into a compositional whole.
The central notion that contemporary poetry is not a machine made of words but rather, like the watch that gives itself as evidence of the existence of a watchmaker, each poem is a watchmaker presents the poet as a watchmaker who makes watchmakers instead of watches, having dispensed with the utility of language in favor of its creative impulse.
Contemporary art; Epistemology; Language; literature and linguistics; Materialism; Ontology; Original writing; Poetry
Creative Writing | Literature in English, North America | Poetry
Seelie, Christopher Michael, "The Watchmaker Series" (2011). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1264.