Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name




Committee Chair

Skinner, Jeffrey T.

Author's Keywords

Poetry manuscript; Contemporary poetry


Attachment behavior in literature


This manuscript contains poems linked by thematic, structural, and stylistic concerns. Thematically, the poems explore a subject's search for satisfactory connections to people, to place, and to culture; the role of language, and of possibilities for its usage, as both might pertain to such a search, is of vital interest. The order of poems intends an evolution of understanding, one explicit in the content of the pieces and also inflected poetically in the various deployments of the genre's conventions and devices. In conjunction with subjects explored, Wine with Pharaohs reflects a processing of origins and influences; a series of intertextual conversations take place also in something of an evolutionary sequence.