Title

Post-Something

Date of Publication

2014

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Literature, Department of

Thesis Adviser

Genevieve Asenjo

Defense Panel Chair

Dinah Roma-Sianturi

Defense Panel Member

Ana Mara Segunda Lacuesta
Allan Popa

Abstract/Summary

This thesis is comprised of 32 poems which starts from the surface of irony, using a postmodern inclination of being critical to meaning, language, and representation to result in a detached-seeming, yet lively, poetry which shifts the tension from the poem's contents towards the poet and the poem. This co-opting of an ironic environment will be linked firstly to a millennial attitude which is ironically detached despite its improved communicative capabilities then to a New Sincerity in poetry which traces its roots from the Romantic making of a self to the Language movement's distrust of language. These being said the poems will appear to be aware of itself as a poem, oftentimes even going the opposite way of how usually a poem progresses: using detachment to depict liveliness, over-description of minute unimportant details, self-revision, and referencing other poems. These poems might be funny and contemporaneous but those qualities werent achieved for the sake of just conveying, instead they try to forge an alternative path to realizing a poetry by not fully adhering to its realization.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG005715

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

one computer optical disc

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