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Louisiana State University

Contemporary poetry

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Twa: A Masque, Jacqueline Kari Jan 2014

Twa: A Masque, Jacqueline Kari

LSU Master's Theses

Twa: A Masque is a collection of poems arranged in five impossible plays, subsumed under one general dramatic architecture. The work plays with the tradition of balladic variation, locating in the violence and strangeness of murder ballads and other aspects of the folk base an opportunity to explore themes of gender, identity, and trauma, and to expand the performative potential for non-linear narrative voices inside narrative poetry. This project re-versions archetypal characters and storylines and synthesizes multiple registers of language against the backdrop of a necropastoral fantasyland. Twa: A Masque doubles and mis-takes poetry for theater, archaism for neologism, and ...


My Maiden Cowboy Names: Poems, Victoria Brockmeier Jan 2004

My Maiden Cowboy Names: Poems, Victoria Brockmeier

LSU Master's Theses

On the title: for a dichotomy of vulnerability and resistance; for self as plural and/or changeable; for acts of claiming. To hint at tone, setting, and content. On sound: to shape a poem's mood, and because these pieces should leave your mouth a little tired if you read them out loud. On lineation: to highlight the near-misses in language-ambiguities, double meanings, troublesome literalization-and to see these not as pitfalls but as opportunities. On stanza and strophe breaks: if a stanza is a room, the breaks between must be doorways, and who wants to sit down and rest in ...


Her Still Singing Limbs: A Collection Of Poetry, Anthony William Rintala Jan 2002

Her Still Singing Limbs: A Collection Of Poetry, Anthony William Rintala

LSU Master's Theses

"Her Still Singing Limbs: A Collection of Poetry" is a fragmented rumination on the intrinsic loneliness of the human condition. Using the Greek myth of Echo’s destruction at her beloved Narcissus’s hands as the foundation, these poems combine voyeuristic images of beauty and violence to explain why all poets write "songs of exquisite loneliness."