Senior Theses

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Publication Date


Document Type

Thesis (Linfield Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing



Faculty Advisor(s)

Anna Keesey

Subject Categories

Creative Writing | Poetry


This creative writing thesis contains a series of poems by Benjamin Bartu written over a four-year period (spring 2014 to spring 2018).

  • Commonwealth: Interlude
  • The Pinup Bird Chronicle
  • Revisiting
  • Love's Not What It Used to Be
  • Like the Leaf I'd Wanted Life to Be
  • Practice
  • Final Take
  • Lakeside
  • Spilt Popcorn
  • Eleven
  • One Small Piece
  • Ceremonies
  • An Hour from Muir Woods
  • Twelve-Proof Maudlin
  • Secondary
  • Kintsugi
  • Hunger
  • Commonwealth: The Kelly Cycle
  • Protracted Hunger
  • Mesh
  • The Rooms that He Occupied at the End of His Life
  • Earrings and Three Blackberries
  • Title
  • Circus Sonnet
  • Recognition Plea
  • I Ran Quickly
  • Aubade with Death and Good Fortune
  • Peregrine Way
  • Hardly There
  • Rubbing
  • The Flock
  • Past You
  • Sierra Yearning
  • Beneath the Blankets
  • Commonwealth: Reprise