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	<title>Esperanza</title>
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		<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.
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		<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>
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