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A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts, Major: English, Under the Supervision of Professor Kwame Dawes. Lincoln, Nebraska: April, 2013

Copyright (c) 2013 John Philip Johnson


This is a collection of speculative or science fictional poetry; poetry with a fantastical element. Many of them have been published in journals, both literary and science fictional, and two of them are currently nominated for the nation’s main prize in speculative poetry, the Rhysling Award.

Adviser: Kwame Dawes