Date of Award

Spring 2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Committee Director

Timothy S, Seibles

Committee Member

Luisa Igloria

Committee Member

Michael Pearson

Abstract

“Explaining Poetry to the Open Heart” is a creative writing thesis of poetry. It makes use of lyric and narrative poems that utilize sound, imagery, and other creative devices in order to communicate the narrator’s relationships with place, others, and self to the reader. A shifting point of view alternately restricts and expands the reader’s perspective in order to direct attention toward the reader’s own perceptions of the narrator, the world, and ultimately herself.

DOI

10.25777/620d-1t49

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