Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
poetry, story, narrative, free verse, midwestern, historical, World War II, romantic, deconstruction
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.
© Christopher Daniel Crabtree
Crabtree, Christopher Daniel, "Middle Car" (2019). MSU Graduate Theses. 3379.