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authorbrian m. carlson <>2010-06-16 23:15:57 +0000
committerbrian m. carlson <>2010-06-16 23:15:57 +0000
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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
+<book xmlns=""
+ xmlns:rdf=""
+ xmlns:dc=""
+ xmlns:cc=""
+ xmlns:xi=""
+ version="5.0">
+ <title>Esperanza</title>
+ <!-- {{{ Bookinfo -->
+ <info>
+ <author>
+ <personname><firstname>brian</firstname><othername>m.</othername><surname>carlson</surname></personname>
+ <affiliation><orgname>2093</orgname></affiliation>
+ <email></email>
+ </author>
+ -->
+ <!--{{{ RDF Metadata-->
+ <rdf:RDF>
+ <cc:Work rdf:about="">
+ <cc:license
+ rdf:resource=""/>
+ <cc:license
+ rdf:resource=""/>
+ <cc:attributionName>brian m. carlson</cc:attributionName>
+ <dc:creator>brian m. carlson</dc:creator>
+ <dc:title>Textualis</dc:title>
+ </cc:Work>
+ <cc:License rdf:about="">
+ <dc:title>the GNU General Public License, version 2</dc:title>
+ <cc:permits
+ rdf:resource=""/>
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+ </cc:License>
+ <cc:License rdf:about="">
+ <dc:title>the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License</dc:title>
+ <cc:permits
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+ </cc:License>
+ </rdf:RDF><!--}}}-->
+ </info> <!-- }}} -->
+ <article>
+ <title>Statement of Intent</title>
+ <para>
+ As someone who has always read voraciously, I have been interested
+ in fiction and poetry for a long time. My first experiences in
+ poetry were with the likes of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky.
+ My interest in the more adult variety is somewhat more recent, but
+ has been, as I described, in the building process for some time
+ before that. Nowadays, I find that I much admire the work of poets
+ such as E. E. Cummings that play with lines and white space and
+ continually question what it is that defines poetry. In my poetic
+ studies, I have also discovered the work of Tracy K. Smith to be
+ quite enjoyable and influential as well. The work of these and
+ other poets has been a significant reason for my initial and
+ continuing desire to write poetry.
+ </para>
+ <para>
+ Among other reasons I became interested in poetry is the conciseness
+ of my writing in general. I find that my writing is often brief but
+ pithy, and I think poetry is therefore an ideal genre for me. Also, due to
+ the nature of the genre, every word must be as effective as
+ possible<footnote>
+ <para>
+ This is of course true in prose as well, but due to the
+ briefer nature of poetry, it is especially important there.
+ </para>
+ </footnote>, and this gives me an opportunity to always
+ strive to use the best word or words that provide the exact shade of
+ meaning that I desire. This desire for precision in all aspects of
+ my communication melds well with my desire to write poetry.
+ </para>
+ <para>
+ There are several reasons why I am pursuing entry into the creative
+ writing concentration. First and foremost, I have a strong desire
+ to expand my ability to write and write well. Over the years, I
+ have found that writing has been an excellent form of
+ self-expression and is often cathartic. I seek to produce
+ high-quality poetry that is meaningful not only to me, but also to
+ the reader. I hope that the reader will enjoy my poetry, but more
+ importantly, that it will provoke thought and cause the reader to
+ question what he or she knows about both the subject matter and
+ possibly the world. I believe that writing is a powerful tool in
+ communication and I want to use it effectively.
+ </para>
+ <para>
+ Another major reason for entering the creative writing concentration
+ is to significantly expand the abilities I have and gain more. The
+ classes that I have already taken have expanded my ability to see
+ and reflect on aspects of my own work that I would not have had the
+ experience to look at before. As a result, I can be a more
+ effective editor for my own work: I can question aspects of my
+ poetry and revise more thoroughly than I could before. This allows
+ me to produce higher-quality work for workshop and consequently to
+ make better use of the workshop time that I have.
+ </para>
+ <para>
+ I also want to take advantage of my penchant for brevity in
+ creating poetry, while at the same time desiring to be able to write
+ poems that are longer and more in-depth if that suits the topic.
+ Furthermore, I would like to be able to expand my knowledge and use
+ of forms, especially those of sonnets and odes, two forms which I
+ have long desired to write but have found to be rather difficult
+ with my current level of knowledge.
+ </para>
+ <para>
+ Overall, I have gained much knowledge from my past and current
+ experiences in my poetry classes. I hope to be able to further
+ expand my knowledge and skills in poetry and through that, both to
+ enjoy further the genre and to excel as a writer.
+ </para>
+ </article>
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+ <xi:include href="aoif/neighborhood-watch.dbx" parse="xml" />
+ <xi:include href="aoif/transit.dbx" parse="xml" />
+ <xi:include href="aoif/two-books.dbx" parse="xml" />
+ <xi:include href="aoif/following-the-wind.dbx" parse="xml" />