Award Date

5-1-2014

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in English

Department

English

First Committee Member

Donald Revell

Second Committee Member

Claudia Keelan

Third Committee Member

Christopher Decker

Fourth Committee Member

Attila Lawrence

Number of Pages

59

Abstract

Morning's Porch continues and follows the walking, waiting, watching that begins and ends off the page. It begins "underway," with two already on the road, and ends in an eye wanting light. In between, childhood, Easter, Winter, Spring, Venice, asphalt, Summer, Fall, sunsets, moorhens, grackles, billboards, dogwoods and cottonwoods walk along the poems. They walk through the poems as they continue to walk in the world. In a similar way, the poems of René Char, George Herbert, Paul Celan, Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Arthur Rimbaud, Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, William Carlos Williams and Pierre Reverdy walk through the pages of Morning's Porch as they continue to walk in the world. The beauty of the world and of poetry is at once and underway as it continues to walk on. The poems in Morning Porch aim to keep pace as they walk to keep company.

Keywords

American poetry

Disciplines

American Literature | Arts and Humanities | Modern Literature | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures

Language

English


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