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Document Type

Campus Access

Degree Program

English

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2013

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

Poetry, Brian Foley, The Constitution, Lyric

Abstract

The Constitution is a collection of poems weighing loss, home, family, love; asserting, and refracting those assertions, in a dance around a center of a belief. It focuses on the microtonal and minimal approach to exacerbate the anxiety of the voice. It was written from 2008-2013, mostly at UMass Amherst, under the tutelage of Peter Gizzi, Dara Wier, and James Tate with help from Mark Leidner, Ben Estes, Ben Kopel, Emily Hunt, Francesca Chabrier and many others.

First Advisor

Peter Gizzi

Second Advisor

Dara Wier

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