Date of Award

2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

English

First Advisor

Ben Gunsberg

Abstract

I No Longer Hear the Wind is a collection of poetry that explores an unnamed narrator's relationship with nature and civilization. The poems follow this narrator through his fragmented journey of trying to find nature in its most authentic form. As the narrator jumps in and out of civilization, he realizes that he ultimately cannot find nature, even in the most wild of places. Understanding this dilemma, the narrator seeks to connect with society while simultaneously avoiding, resisting, and even undermining civilization, technology, and authority.

The collection draws its influence from nature poets like Rumi, Whitman, Thoreau, and many others and brings their ideas into the problems faced by the 21st century consumer-driven world.

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