• Amulet 

    Kartalopoulos, Stephanie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    The creative portion of this dissertation consists of my first poetry manuscript called Amulet. The poems are prefaced by a critical essay, “The Confessional Mode,” which contends with Diane Warren Middlebrook's label of ...
  • Civilization and memoir outside of self 

    Heston, Sarah (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Glaciology 

    Peterson, Bethany (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Hao 

    Ye, Chun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    My dissertation "Hao" examines the relationship between maternal subjectivity and language. The pictogram in the title, a linguistic sign from the 12th century BCE Oracle Bone Script, depicts a kneeling woman holding a ...
  • The Heart Can Thirst Because Obsession is a More Country: Poems and Lacemakers: Poems 

    McQuerry, Claire ([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
  • In the permanent collection : poems 

    Wortman, Stefanie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    In the Permanent Collection is a collection of lyric poetry that turns a careful and sometimes ironic eye to high and low art -- from modern abstract paintings and casts of antique statuary to reality television and ...
  • The January party 

    Pethybridge, Jeffrey (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The January Party is an original volume of poems accompanied by a critical essay entitled Graphs of Totality. The poems engage and revise historical genres of poems such as the elegy and prayers based upon the canonical ...
  • The Kissing party 

    Barber, Sarah E. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The Kissing Party is a book of lyric poems that interrogate the tradition of love poetry and attempt to refigure and revivify the work of writers like Marvell, Donne, Carew, and the continental and English sonneteers. Some ...
  • Migrations 

    McConaghy, Elizabeth Cundiff (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
  • The miniature room 

    Dunham, Rebecca, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    This collection of original poems is entitled The Miniature Room, at least in part to reflect its attempt at mining even the smallest detail for a larger truth. The poems themselves, brief and lyric in nature, function as ...
  • Mr. Boswell peels an orange 

    Johnson, Sarah Bahn (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    "Mr. Boswell Peels an Orange" is a dissertation in two parts. Part I is a critical essay that explores the concept of the "lyric object," which is a physical, man-made object that appears in a lyric poem. This object forms ...
  • Our family walks 

    Robinson, Nick R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Our Family Walks is a coming-of-age narrative that explores what it means to be an African American/multiracial boy growing into manhood during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in a city that is the seat of America's political ...
  • Passing figures 

    Dunne, Gregory (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    This creative dissertation is an original work in the genre of memoir. It is a mixed-form memoir, comprised of prose and verse. The memoir contains ten essays that are loosely linked by theme, chronology, or event. ...
  • Reluctant sublime 

    Langemak, Elizabeth (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This dissertation consists of two parts: a critical essay on the Canadian poet Anne Carson's place in the lineage of confessional poetry, as well as a book-length poetry manuscript, entitled "Anne's Carson's 'The Glass ...
  • Scriptorium: Poems 

    Range, Melissa Hope (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Songs of Republic: Envisioning Democracy in the American Long Poem 

    Kane, Thomas (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Talking back: the role of poets and poems in literary conversation 

    Lockard, Paige (2016)
    Concluding paragraph: "In discovering the expansive history of poetic conversation and poetic influence, the question of authenticity now seems irrelevant. Authenticity may now be described as the extent to which a poem ...
  • Writer of the ineffable : the paradoxical role of Annie Dillard 

    Zimmerman, Lindsay (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    While extensive analysis has been written exploring the presence of mysticism in the works of Annie Dillard, little work has emerged which pinpoints her particular mystic sources and demonstrates how Dillard's work uses ...