Dischell, Stuart

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Back Road Paranoia 2008 2090 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 1116 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 1576 "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 1366 "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 2682 "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 3105 "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 2403 "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 1202 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 966 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 1717 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 1336 A collection of poems written during two years of study in the MFA writing program at UNC Greensboro. Poems concern mechanisms, vanishings, and appearances....
Last Night, the Magnolia Tree 2010 1332 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...
We are never more human 2012 134 These poems seek to demonstrate the ways in which an individual becomes a conscious part of an historical context and cultural moment. The poems are arranged in three sections that chronologically depict the movement from individual, limited experien...
Do not try this at home 2012 968 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...
All my ghosts 2013 181 All My Ghosts is a collection of poems that looks to the past as a point of reference for imagination and speculation about death, loneliness, and hope. The collection is divided into three sections that, for the poems, represent a past, present, and...
Thirsty garden 2013 131 The poems of this collection explore issues of faith, womanhood, and what it means to be in relationship with another and in community with a place. Written predominantly in free verse, these poems seek to tell a story in the most natural way: in pho...
Tracks we leave 2014 185 While many of the poems in my thesis address the death of my stepfather, several of them also touch on region and the geography of the Mississippi Delta, my home. Additionally, there is a longer historical narrative about the steamboat Sultana, consi...
Not the kind that means splendor 2015 185 This collection of poems maps the landscape of loss and love, and centers itself in the overlap of passion and grief....
Our sad ecstatic mouths 2015 398 Loss is a tricky thing, but grief can be even trickier. The same can be said for finding love, whether it be familial, fraternal, or romantic, and keeping it. The poems that make up this thesis, Our Sad Ecstatic Mouths, deal primarily with these ever...
Dead heat 2015 161 These are poems that were written and revised while I was a student here.  ...
Rough reckoning 2016 109 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....
Body Want 2016 130 The purpose of this study was to remove the liver, lift all three pounds of the smooth organ from our abdominal cavity, lay it out on a steel table, separate the four parts with our fingers, put our ears to the warm tissue, and palms to the chest to ...
Hellfire and water 2016 152 The poems collected here explore the familial roots of mental illness, sexuality, loss, and the points where they all converge....
A daughter in parts 2016 171 A Daughter In Parts is a collection of poems that explores the many contradictory roles of women and the many facets of being born a daughter....
Water, leave me as salt 2016 91 The poems collected here follow the implications of death, fears of failure and the hard cliff of existential doubt using the backdrop of relationships and nature....
When the heat kicks on 2017 77 This collection of poems confronts domesticity and motherhood as it intertwines and conflicts with womanhood and desire....
The bed the landscape the woman 2017 90 This collection of poems explores the body, desire, heartache, and renewal. These poems run through the seasons of the year and the seasons of relationships. Ranging from tender to cutting, ecstatic to somber, they follow the arc of a relationship—fr...
Control burn 2017 80 I grew up poor in a rural area of western New York, and my poems wrestle with the poverty, and landscape of the Rust Belt region. A great deal of my work deals with the aftermath of suicide, and violence as a response to grief, so that much of my poe...
Man-eating horses 2017 518 This work features poems that dissect female relationships and gender, often while invoking the natural world and the human body. The odd and the fantastic appear also, prompting the reader to rethink the laws of their societal reality (especially th...
Wine-dark 2017 80 The following thirty-two poems, written over the course of two years of study in the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, explore the many languages, moments, and facets of desire: Eros’s sweetbitter, ...
What to expect 2017 67 What to Expect explores the complex and turbulent experience of transitioning from girlhood to womanhood and is made up of three sections of approximately ten poems each. The first section focuses on the sexual awakening that occurs in early adolesce...
World of stars and bone 2017 80 World of Stars and Bone is a manuscript of poetry, written and compiled over two years, that treats the evolution of female selfhood through various folkloric, historic, or mythological personae, both classical and contemporary....
New almanac 2017 55 “New Almanac” follows a young woman moving to her lover’s familial land in the Beulah community of Surry County, NC. She struggles to maintain her romantic relationship, while seeking her own identity within the landscape. In their first year working...
Make a real woman of me 2017 85 The poems collected here explore the complex intricacies and intimacies of relationships to their sometimes devastating conclusions....
No damsel 2018 31 These poems have been written over the last two years during the pursuit of my master’s degree. Thematically, I explore the female experience and body in relation to the natural world and relationships with people around us, often through the lens of...
Creation myth 2018 24 These poems incorporate myth, persona, science, and the personal in order to explore the ways we construct narrative and meaning. By examining these different narratives, they also to call into question the way these narratives shape the self....
Transient species 2018 42 This thesis is a collection of poems. The writer explores mental illness, isolation, trauma, and grief, and chronicles numerous speakers’ attempts to overcome these issues and move on with their lives. She also deals with aspects of love and family, ...
Sleepover games 2018 35 These poems seek to explore how the lives of adolescent girls and young women are shaped by pop culture, sexual pain and dysfunction, female friendship, and family....
Flight jacket 2018 24 The poems in this manuscript aim to preserve a quickly disappearing landscape, but also to portray a distinctly American experience. They are infused with the natural music of the swampland....
This won’t hurt you 2018 52 These poems investigate grief, trauma, sexism, and the intricacies of living with mental illness....
The goddess, Columbia 2021 141 This project represents a historical investigation into the political and cultural origins of America’s first and only Goddess, Columbia. The mythical figure was invented by Franklin, Jefferson, Maddison, and Washington among others and was a conside...
If the creek don't rise 2009 1953 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 1089 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 1015 This thesis is a collection of poems written over the past two years....
Creatures without names. 2010 1773 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 1229 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 4688 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 4545 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...