|Institution:||Colorado State University|
|Full text PDF:||http://hdl.handle.net/10217/170282|
A refrain is the line or lines repeated in music or verse. The poems that compose my thesis repeat themselves formally (the'’re all sonnets) and thematically. The central figure of the poems is Lester Lovely. Lester is a composite persona of my anxieties and poetic influences. He is made of parts of me and the things I know about but he is not the author and should not be read as such. Advisors/Committee Members: Beachy-Quick, Dan (advisor), Cooperman, Matthew (committee member), Moseman, Eleanor (committee member).