Event Title

Which Will Tip the Scales

Faculty Advisor

Michael Theune

Graduation Year

2020

Location

Room E101, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

4-4-2020 10:15 AM

End Date

4-4-2020 10:30 AM

Description

Losing someone or something that was once a constant in a person’s life is a universal experience, and it will be felt by every single person at one time or another. No matter what it is – the loss of a family member, end of a relationship, losing an object that held sentimental value – at its root, it is a similar phenomenon. My project specifically is a collection of poems about my father and his passing, examining grief and loss through creative writing. Additionally, this project dives deeper into the art of elegy, and how poetry and writing is used as a form to honor those we have lost and processing the emotions their absence brings. This research also investigates the spoken word world, as much of my writing style is based in slam poetry, and there is often much healing in verbalizing one’s feelings.

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Apr 4th, 10:15 AM Apr 4th, 10:30 AM

Which Will Tip the Scales

Room E101, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Losing someone or something that was once a constant in a person’s life is a universal experience, and it will be felt by every single person at one time or another. No matter what it is – the loss of a family member, end of a relationship, losing an object that held sentimental value – at its root, it is a similar phenomenon. My project specifically is a collection of poems about my father and his passing, examining grief and loss through creative writing. Additionally, this project dives deeper into the art of elegy, and how poetry and writing is used as a form to honor those we have lost and processing the emotions their absence brings. This research also investigates the spoken word world, as much of my writing style is based in slam poetry, and there is often much healing in verbalizing one’s feelings.