Roderick, David

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Ask me to stay 2010 1314 The poems in this thesis are concerned with memory, loss, sense of place, physicality and violence. These poems were composed over a two year course of study in the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro....
Late afternoon at the zoo. 2010 957 This thesis comprises a collection of poems completed as a student in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It is a menagerie of beasts, human or otherwise, who develop relationships with people or with n...
Nemasket river myths 2010 1046 This thesis is a collection of poems written over two years of study in the MFA Creative Writing program at UNC Greensboro. Poems dig up and tamper with myths concerning the sanctity of the dead, the nuclear family, cruelty, co-dependent lovers, and ...
Cut the body loose 2011 4904 This thesis was written over the two years spent in the UNCG M.F.A. program. It deals with exploring different functions and maladies of the human body and giving those oddities voices. It searches out different perspectives in which the self is view...
Absent orchard 2011 497 These poems, in part, seek to explore our world by means of employing various personas and multiple environments. They attempt to examine the relationship between our inner landscapes and the external geographies in which we cultivate them....
Warnings & fables 2011 417 These poems explore the nature of restlessness through a variety of landscapes and personas, both historical and imaginary. Many of these poems draw on elements of the traditional fable by investigating the risks of leave-taking, the journey, and the...
Thaw 2012 870 These poems examine our dichotomies--fate and possibility, violence and love, faith and disbelief. The speakers in these poems are concerned with the tensions we face when addressing identity, and the consequences we don't always understand. Through ...
Inside edge 2012 764 These poems explore what it means to be a young woman. They are about a speaker coming to an understanding of the influences that have shaped her, including the cultural influences of myth, art, and sport, and the personal influences of family legend...
Clever beasts 2013 54 The poems in this manuscript explore the thin veil between our identities as humans and our identities as animals. Through a tension between lush language, neatly contained, and concise language broken into rugged lines, this collection offers a stud...
Mudfish 2013 43 The poems of this collection are intended to display, through dramatic monologues and family history, an array of personas and topics that would consider themselves unapologetic in their discussion. The style of each poem reinforces its theme and top...
Tap tone & stray 2014 376 Written over the last two years and mostly set in Southern and Western landscapes, these poems explore family wounds, masculinity, work, memory located in landscape, rootedness, and the dualistic nature of music as haunting and healing....
Saudade 2014 84 The title of this thesis comes from the Portuguese term, "saudade." Saudade is more than our English idea of melancholy--it can be thought of as "the love that remains" in an absence. For the purposes of the project, the poems in Saudade explore the ...
Simulacra 2015 11 This thesis comprises a collection of poems completed as a student in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro....
Electric animal 2015 9 This collection examines, but does not conclusively solve, a battery of problems including but not limited to existential angst, idiopathic exhaustion and unrelenting hopelessness, internal conflicts between sexual orientation and religion, external ...
Echo and instrument 2015 11 These poems are motivated by grief that began in infancy, when my biological mother gave me up for adoption, and continues in adulthood. The collection is a record of my attempt to process this grief. With no memory of the biological family, the adop...
Light trap 2015 23 In photography, the device that allows a person to enter the darkroom safely (i.e. excluding light) is known as a light trap. This collection of poems, completed as a student in the Master of Fine Arts program at The University of North Carolina at G...