Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

298

Author

Matthew Cook

Date

2011

Date of Award

4-20-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

John Bensko

Committee Member

Kristen Iversen

Committee Member

Charles Hall

Abstract

“What all the Fuss Is About Vol. 1” is a collection of poems that explores the paradox of what I call autobiographical surrealism. The speaker in the poems, in most cases a poet, is navigating through an absurd and comic terrain that uses, as its main tropes, mundane objects, workaday routines, the play of language itself, and the surprising observations found in the quotidian swirl of urban life.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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