Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Arts
poetry, began, experiences, language, playing
As Vincent van Gogh once observed, “poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.” It was with this mindset that I began my journey in poetry. For me, the idea of poetry has always hovered around carefully chosen language elevated into art by a certain air of mystery and perspective; poetry has the capacity to turn mundane experiences into moving experiences, simply by playing with words. Therefore, with inspiration from true poetic greats, such as William Carlos Williams, James Wright and Donald Justice, I began to write. My subjects include impressions of people, objects and emotions, abandoning the role of a typical narrator and adopting instead that of a careful observer, playing with language and perspectives, trying each one on as a different view of the world, as if peering through the vibrant colors of a stained glass window, where no two scenes will ever appear the same.
Samson, Sarah K., "Stained glass windows : early collected poems" (2008). Honors Theses. 1538.