Title

Tada(da)! I found it! (Original writing, Poetry).

Date of Award

2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing

First Advisor

Holbrook, S.

Keywords

Literature, Canadian (English).

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Tada(da)! I Found it! is a collection of experimental poetry and fiction. One of the central themes throughout the work is "found material." While the poetry cannot be classified as "Found Poems" in the strictest sense of the term they do draw on various textual sources (car advertisements, the Internet, both canonical and non-canonical poetry, etc.) for inspiration. In my Statement of Poetics I link my work to both Dada and contemporary Canadian experimental writers such as bpNichol, Christian Bok and Darren Wershler-Henry. Reader accessibility is a big concern for me and I see myself as writing for a broad audience as opposed to a specifically academic one. As such I have included a process appendix which, I feel, gives both the recreational reader and the academic a way into the text. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-01, page: 0059. Adviser: Susan Holbrook. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.