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UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Shawn Michael Delgado (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Stuart Dischell

Abstract: 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, yet playful, exploration of human relationships, history, and landscape. Questioning and observation take precedence over certainty or knowledge. Humor is employed to balance and complicate more serious emotion. The poems vary widely in setting and theme, often multiple in a single poem, to keep the poems and overall manuscript agile. Major structural elements exist primarily to serve as pacing cues.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2012
Keywords
American, English, Greensboro, Literature, Poetry
Subjects
Poetry
American poetry $y 21st century