M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of English
The poems in this collection center thematically around a pasture creek in Illinois. The creek, as an image, is symbolic of the natural world, and in the poems is often used as a point of contrast to the world of human activity. The poems are centered in the Midwest but speak of other places and concerns. The Midwestern scenery often acts as a backdrop from which the larger world is examined. Some of the poems deal with family, some with war, some with politics, and some with love, but most are somehow connected to the creek and the life around it.
Williams, David J., "Walking to the creek" (1984). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6675.
vi, 89 pages
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