Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
poems, contemporary, America, technology, nature, anxiety
“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.
© Terry Belew
Belew, Terry, "Guiding In and Away" (2016). MSU Graduate Theses. 2942.