Type of Thesis
Noah Eli Gordon
This is a body of poems written under the transition into and out of a taxing and tumultuous writer’s block. It’s the discovery of how anger, isolation, depression, exhaustion, anxiety or feeling insignificant simply boils down to confusion and how that confusion is the root cause of a block. To attain clarity is to feel weightless, unbound and free. The fueling process of the work was the observation of a mind closing in that confusion and then unfolding through clarity, as a Nyctinastic flower closes to the approach of darkness and reopens to sunlight.
The collection is built by the fervent, often derailing but nonetheless authentic performance of thoughts as they arrange and unhinge simultaneously before the reader in the encompassing exertion to explore and thereby achieve clarity.
Ross, Kathleen B., "Volcanic Winter, Super Blooming" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1021.