Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Mary Ann Samyn
One Hundred Wounded Men is a collection of poems that follows a speaker as her marriage comes quickly to an end, and her experience navigating the aftermath. The manuscript features a series of interlude poems that provide a narrative arc to the work. The speaker spends a lot of time in familiar landscapes, revisiting the same trail, and learning how to see life anew. The poems in this manuscript are influenced by the quotidian, the natural world, paintings, and toxic masculinity. With a newfound confidence, the speaker asks, “What kind of magic am I looking for these days?” and hopes that the reader will take time to consider this for themselves, as well. Throughout the collection there is light and longing, and the discovery that often enough the two can be found in the same place.
Lullo, Sarah Anne, "One Hundred Wounded Men" (2021). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8138.
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