Thesis Title

Guiding In and Away

Author

Terry Belew

Date of Graduation

Summer 2016

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Sara Burge

Keywords

poems, contemporary, America, technology, nature, anxiety

Subject Categories

Creative Writing

Abstract

“Guiding In and Away” is a collection of poems exploring shifts in contemporary American culture. Major themes include technology-induced anxiety, human connectivity, isolation, and the importance of nature in a man-made world. These themes are demonstrated throughout the collection through the use of speakers set into situations that reflect what is lost with the recent digitalization of human interaction, the isolation and loneliness caused by these losses, and how natural settings are encroached upon because of digitalization.

Copyright

© Terry Belew

Open Access

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