This Family of Things: Reflecting on the significance of objects in poetry
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The creative project is a mini-thesis. It is made up of a collection of poems, titled This Family of Things. The collection consists mainly of narrative and descriptive poems which explore the relationship between people and objects and objects and space. The poems explore the day-today experiences of a mother and her young son. The poems exhibit certain elements of the narrative poem. The poems tell a story, and there are two distinct characters and instances of dialogue. This mini-thesis also includes a reflective essay in which I discuss the functionality of objects in poetry. In the essay, I discuss the potentially of objects in creative work. I discuss to what extent objects illuminate space and how objects can potentially disrupt space. I also discuss the separation of objects and things. I discuss creative influences and the various processes involved in the formulation of the creative project.