Title

Cluttered with Wandering Monsters

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Date of Defense

11-22-2013

Graduate Advisor

Steven Schreiner, PhD.

Committee

Schreiner, Steven

Seely, Shane

Irwin, Glenn

Abstract

What are “wandering monsters?” They are unseen dangers, hidden and lurking. Specifically in this context, the wandering monsters are unseen dangers of the mind, giants and dwarves and dragons that hide inside memory, or thought, or belief. Things that complicate the very understanding of self and negate self assurance, these are the wandering monsters of the mind. “Cluttered With Wandering Monsters” is a collection of poems that erupt from the encounters a mind has with its own wandering monsters; deaths, births, tragedy, love, failure. These poems are the thoughts and words of a speaker who suffers the kinds of things we all must suffer, then suffers a personal health loss, and finds his life changed at the mid-point, a working man cloistered by his own brain, struggling to keep the landscape behind his eyes sane and his grip on the outside world steady.

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