MOMENT MOSAIC (THIS POEM MAY BE CONFUSING): A COLLECTION OF CREATIVE WRITING

Open Access
Author:
Seymour, Christina
Area of Honors:
English (Altoona)
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Dr Sandra Petrulionis, Thesis Supervisor
  • Megan Blair Simpson, Faculty Reader
  • Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • creative writing
  • poetry
  • fiction
  • moments
  • society
  • communication
Abstract:
This manuscript of both poetry and prose explores the ways in which words and images, and their implications, communicate thoughts and feelings of moments, imagined moments of others’ lives, moments of discomfort and awe in my own life, moments of reflection, of release, of inundation that we share collectively—across borders, beyond television and computer screens, through skin and bone—as people who dream, desire, deteriorate, and endure. My creative language attempts to capture the indefinable complexity of the human experience, and my settings and plots attempt to provoke readers’ formations of meaning concerning relationships, longing, and what some might call controversial subjects—tough human experiences, that I believe must be examined and imagined for individuals, as members of society, to approach compassion.