Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Date Information

May 2016

Department

English

First Advisor

Kevin Carey

Abstract

Loss is something we often try to forget, or at the very least, something that we keep deeply private. I began this chapbook with a very specific idea of loss; I wanted to base my poetry on people who had disappeared without a trace. I imagined what could have happened to them. I also wanted to give them the homecomings they deserved. Soon after beginning, I realized that I needed to broaden the theme of loss to include more of a spectrum, from great to small, from personal to abstract, while still allowing room for my own imagination. In this way, I found the freedom to explore the theme of loss in a few different forms with a variety of poems and subjects.

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