Addressing 30: A Timeline—Reflections on Creating a Poetry Chapbook

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Arts and Culture Management


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Joseph Hutchison


Chapbook, Confessional poetry, Poetry, Rachel Barbe


This paper addresses the creation of a 30-page poetry chapbook based on autobiographical and geographical themes. It explores the impact of Confessional poets as well as poets from other genres on Rachel Barbe's writing structure and style; it also examines academic writing in the field of poetry that has affected her writing process. A reflection on the creation and revision of this project clarifies the chapbook's suitability as a new contribution to the literary field of poetry as well as its potential for publication.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

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