Title

Egress & Hyphen

Date of Award

2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Department

English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

'egress & hyphen' collects 52 poems, written during 2005-2007, and a poetics essay addressing the collection's themes of isolation, the urban landscape, digital culture, and interpersonal relationships. Many of the poems mix conventions from several genres, including photography. Poetic forms include two series: "videogame," which evokes both its namesake and the comic strip, and "Date of Event," which combines design elements of the shipment tracking form and the personal letter. The work is characterized by a sense of play and experimentation, and by the shifting landscape of the visual surface of the page.