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Poetry, Brian Foley, The Constitution, Lyric


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

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Dara Wier