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Must Pay Now, David C. Perkins Dec 2010

Must Pay Now, David C. Perkins

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

These poems attempt to stand amidst the towering shadows of Enlightenment. One of these pillars involves the newfound land from a collective western European vantage and these lands are called the Americas. This space is where these poems are located. They suckle at the monolithic breasts of Enlightened Romance as did Romulus and Remus to the She-Wolf. The poems in their own originality engage with writers such as Jonathan Edwards, Alice Notley, Susan Howe, Frank O’Hara, William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman, Christina Rossetti, William Blake, and John Cage. If there ever was such a thread in tradition, these people ...


An Ink-Stained Neoclassicist: Joel Barlow And The Publication Of Poetry In The Early Republic, Willis Burr Mcdonald Iii Dec 2010

An Ink-Stained Neoclassicist: Joel Barlow And The Publication Of Poetry In The Early Republic, Willis Burr Mcdonald Iii

Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the literary career of the eighteenth-century American poet Joel Barlow. Because Barlow, unlike his peers, came to fully embrace print-based methods of authorship and advertising, between 1790-1810 he emerged as the most widely read American poet. Employing a book studies methodology, this project focuses on the publication details surrounding each of Barlow's poems including: his relationships with his publishers, the physical shape and appearance of his works, the cost of those works, how those works were advertised, and the extent of their geographic distribution. The arc of Barlow's career was extraordinary. Barlow's development, his ...


"To Make A Poet Black Then Bid Him Sing", George Conley Jr. May 2010

"To Make A Poet Black Then Bid Him Sing", George Conley Jr.

Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

My thesis is comprised of a collection of 35 poems, new and revised, and it will include an introduction that traces the evolution of my writing starting from early influences through my term in the UT Chattanooga graduate program. This abstract is meant to provide a context for the creative pr ocess involved in the making of the poems and to suggest some of the background reading that has and will go into the project. The title of this thesis, “To make a poet Black then bid him sing,” comes from the Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen’s, “Yet do ...