Thesis Title

Middle Car

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Marcus Cafagna

Keywords

poetry, story, narrative, free verse, midwestern, historical, World War II, romantic, deconstruction

Subject Categories

Poetry

Abstract

Middle Car is a collection of poems written during my course of studies at Missouri State University, and illustrates my evolution as a writer through a consistent focus on story. The poems explore the everyday, fantastical, often unexpected, and sometimes forced frictions between people and or environment, which cause moments of meaning and resonance. The poems collected here are introduced by and an essay advocating for the preservation of story through narrative and situates my work in a neo-Romantic position in a post-Deconstruction world.

Copyright

© Christopher Daniel Crabtree

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