Electronic Theses and Dissertations


Cliff's Notes

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

M.F.A. in Creative Writing

First Advisor

Beth Ann Fennelly

Second Advisor

Gregory Heyworth

Third Advisor

Ann Fisher-Wirth


Cliff's Notes is a book of poems in three parts. The first section, "Women and Children," introduces us to the humorous psyche of the speaker. "Ad for a Poem," the title poem of part two, is a long poem detailing a hypothetical, advertising and poetic brainstorm between ad men George Lois and Jack Koenig. The final section of the book, "New Static," takes us back to our speaker, who now finds himself moving through a world that brushes closer to death.

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