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New School Creative Writing MFA program theses ➔ They Say It's Nice This Time of Year; Remember What I Told You; The World of the Fairs


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New School (New York, N.Y.). Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program (sponsoring body)
Mark Bibbins (thesis advisor)
Timothy Baker (author)


May 4 2015


They Say It's Nice This Time of Year is a study in prose poems corresponding to 50-odd holidays in the year. Each poem is a brief reflection on the disparate emotions, traditions and anxieties of everyday life, told in quasi-journal format.

Remember What I Told You is a collection of poems consisting of found language drawn from transcripts of Super Bowl commercials from 1984, widely considered to be the first year in which Super Bowl advertising was an important aspect in itself, and 2014.

The World of the Fair is a study of the language of empire, industrial change, nationalism, optimism and progress at the 1851, 1853 and 1939 World's Fairs.



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