Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Beth Gylys - Committee Chair
Josh Russell - Committee Member
Meg Harper - Committee Member
Letter to So-and-So from Wherever is a collection of poems, perhaps even a “poem-cycle,” initially inspired by the epistolary poems of Richard Hugo. This dissertation is essentially the author’s second full-length poetry manuscript, and consists of more of a single “project” than the author’s first collection, which was published in 2007. These poems here are rooted in concrete imagery, metaphor, hyperbole, irony, and voice. The style is influenced in part by Beat Generation writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, and to some extent Charles Bukowski.
Dockins, Michael Scott, "Letter to So-and-So from Wherever" (2010). English Dissertations. Paper 53.
Available for download on Tuesday, May 26, 2099