Thesis Title

Small Time People

Date of Graduation

Fall 2008

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Marcus Cafagna

Keywords

poetry, free verse, plain spoken, rural, family

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

SMALL TIME PEOPLE is a collection of poems written during my course of studies at Missouri State University. My purpose in coming to this graduate program was to become a better writer, a better poet as well as to develop my understanding of the craft of poetry and theories pertaining to its evolution. The poems collected here are representative of my progress as a poet and touch upon different aspects of human joy and grief. The speaker mostly takes on the role of observer, rather than participant, paying attention to the people and the world around him.

Copyright

© Thomas Lee Busby

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