Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
The following thesis contains a collection of poetry, which portrays an exploration of landscape through negation and meditation. These poems often describe the region of Appalachia via a speaker who seeks wisdom through thoughtful images of nature and its decay. Prefacing the creative body is a critical introduction which highlights my influences, craft, and methods of writing. These poems were written while studying the poet Larry Levis, who provides an imaginative and thought-provoking perspective of natural landscapes and the people who coexist among them.
Appalachian Region -- Poetry.
Levis, Larry. The Dollmaker's ghost.
American poetry -- 21st century.
McComas, Cynthia, "A Poetic Exploration of Landscape and Negation in Larry Levis's The Dollmaker’s Ghost" (2018). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1153.