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Dischell, Stuart

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Back Road Paranoia 2008 734 The thesis experiments with poetic structure and ideas of temporality as they inform the speakers' perceptions of location; this tension emerges from examining history and the present through the lens of interpersonal exchange, the anxieties of publi...
Castoffs 2008 431 These poems concern the entangled relationships people have with landscapes, images, and histories. They explore, in part, how seemingly unimportant experiences continue to provoke perceptions over time....
What happens next 2006 736 "This thesis strives to present and explore an assortment of themes from the perspectives of individuals, cultures, and communities, while using a variety of poetic techniques. The motivation of the thesis is the establishment of a community, includi...
In the time of the foxhole 2007 638 "This thesis is a collection of poems that have developed through the need and hope to bridge gaps of experience, sense, and manifestations of the self. They range widely while sharing threads of sentiment. In this collection I hope to explore the wo...
The City Skirts 2007 1037 "The poems in The City Skirts are concerned with the ways in which the urban landscape informs the identity and personal narratives of the speaker. Deeply involved in the acts of observation and association, the speaker in these poems is constantly l...
Conditional Bethlehem 2007 686 "The following collection of poems explores the definition of 'home' and the speaker's sense of their place in the world through the lenses of sexuality, religion, family, and relationships. These poems were composed over a two year course of study i...
Beautiful ways to die 2007 1133 "The following is a collection of poems which explores conflict in relationships, including the speaker's past and present relationships with men, family, friends, and her evolving selves. These poems were composed over a two year course of study in ...
Knave Girl 2008 387 This is a collection of poems exploring the terrain between memory and violence. It is deeply concerned with perceptions of unease in the natural world and the speaker often interrogates history by examining the subtext behind facts and artifacts fro...
Human Weather 2008 378 The people in these poems are in constant interaction with each other and/or the world outside or indoors. Like currents of air colliding and mixing in the atmosphere, the internal and external worlds depicted here are both controlled and uncontrolla...
Strange Municipal 2008 450 These poems often aim toward resonance rather than reference - issuing not necessarily from the representation of any event, but the event that an (often) rhetorical voice must create for itself in order for the poem to "happen," and which must someh...
The Impractical Man 2008 453 A collection of poems written during two years of study in the MFA writing program at UNC Greensboro. Poems concern mechanisms, vanishings, and appearances....
If the creek don't rise 2009 461 Many of these poems are set in the landscape of the South. They center on the appetite—for sex, violence, tribal vengeance. These poems aim to look at the experience of the Southerner. The journalist Marshall Frady wrote, “The Southerner always tende...
Swift on the mountain 2009 318 These poems move between water and land and the longing in between. They are the connection and distance of moments, stillness and movement, the comfort of spirituality and the bareness of its absence....
On the shoulders of the bear 2009 247 This thesis is a collection of poems written over the past two years....
Creatures without names. 2010 597 This thesis is a collection of poems written during two years of study at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro MFA writing program. This collection is an attempt to articulate questions of failure, confusion, uselessness, and love....
The audition. 2010 193 This thesis is a collection of poems written during two years of study in the MFA writing program at UNC Greensboro. Poems concern circus performers, eccentrics, and an attempt to give a voice to the voiceless....
Expedition 2011 3925 As the characters in these poems travel, in search of a sense of purpose or belonging, so I invoke the reader by inhabiting voices and consciousnesses through the means of dramatic monologue and the epistolary form....
What remains 2011 3904 This thesis is a collection of poems written during two years of study at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro M.F.A. writing program. This collection of poems explores the creation (and destruction) of identity by locations, trauma and cir...
Last Night, the Magnolia Tree 2010 294 These poems explore, in part, female identity and sexuality. Often, they seek to understand and expose the ways in which the female body is subjected to violence, whether that violence is physical or emotional, public or private, literal or figurativ...
Do not try this at home 2012 35 The poems of this collection are written in a style intended to mirror natural speech, as to feel conversational. Usually rooted in narrative, the experiences and observations of the speakers serve as launching pads for the lyric, allowing thoughtful...