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The New School Creative Writing MFA program theses ➔ A Daughter of Meriam-Webster

Thesis


Related people/organizations

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

Date

May 4 2015

Description

I wanted to use my interest in sociolinguistics in this collection--how the very words we use can change our perspectives and ways of being in this world. The collection is formatted like a dictionary, set up into nouns, verbs, and adjectives. I chose words that have always fascinated me and ones I often use, and then created a poem around the word based on what it means to me, what it reminds me of, et al. In a way, the collection is my own personal dictionary and even an exhibition of my linguistic ideologies. These words inform the way I look at my own life, just as the way I look at my life is informed by the words I use.

My literature project was composed of reviews on recently published poetry collections.

Identifier

NS020404_2015_steec322

Citation

Codie Steensma. A Daughter of Meriam-Webster. May 4 2015. The New School Creative Writing MFA program theses. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 14 Oct 2019.

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