Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Dr Donald R Johnson

Committee Members

Dr Jesse K Graves, Dr Daniel Westover


This creative thesis is a collection of original poems entitled Other. The poems in Other reflect my study of the aesthetics of poetry as well as that of how women are represented as poets and as the subject of poems. Some of these poems are the product of my particular interest in the use of persona. Most reflect my desire to achieve self-reflection, to write from my experiences and perception, while still maintaining the universality that is an essential element of successful poems.

The critical introduction situates my poems within the framework of the poetic mode Personal Classicism—poetry that is emotionally based but relies on formal techniques and controlled elements in order to maintain distance. My primary goal in the critical introduction is to link my poems to the Personal Classicist lineage, which includes H.D., Elizabeth Bishop, and Louise Gluck – to whom I will pay particular attention.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


Copyright by the authors.

Included in

Poetry Commons