Date of Award
USM Access Thesis
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Justin Tussing, Interim Director
Manuel Avalos,PhD., Dean
Stonecoast MFA, music of language, poetic voice
The Confounding of the Chameleon is composed of a wide range of experimental poems, experimental in their use of both style and content. The poems are heavily influence by the work of such poets as Li-Young Lee, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Frost, Pablo Neruda, and many others besides. Often featuring scences from both urban and rural New England life, this collection uses many forms including the ode, sonnet, sestina, and free verse, as well as some loosely structured formalist poetry; most of the lines are heavily metrical. It explores the borders between the city and the wild, individual personalities and the social superstructures they belong to, small moments of beauty beside monumental truths, and banality glorified. The characters are drawn from all levels of society and walks of life; literary figures, construction workers, philosophers, janitors, men and women young and old, are present in these poems
LeBlanc, David, "The Confounding of the Chamelon" (2014). All Theses & Dissertations. 195.