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dc.contributor.advisorSeuss, Diane, 1956-
dc.contributor.authorAdams-Smart, Meredith
dc.descriptionvi, 32 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe idea for my SIP began with a fish market in the Chinatown section of Chicago and a book of Sharon Olds's poetry. I found a shared aesthetic in Olds's poem about caring for her dying father's naked body and a jar full of dried seahorses with missing eyes; both images are simultaneously repulsive and compelling. Before reading her poetry I had been looking for a way to use my interest in traditionally unappealing subjects and images, such as a peeling sunburn or my grandmother's homemade headcheese. Olds uses imagery that examines the familiar and even the vulgar with an objective, finely-tuned eye that makes them seem compelling and new. I wanted my SIP to be a collection of poems that was similarly focused-and slightly unnerving.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College English Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. English.;
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    This collection includes Senior Integrated Projects (SIP's) completed in the English Department. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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