Essay Topic 1
Describe the editor of "What Have You Lost"? Where does the poet live? What other works has she published? What common themes are seen in her works?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss and describe the artwork in "What Have You Lost"? Who contributed the photographs in the book? How do the images serve to reflect the theme of loss?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the use of personification and imagery in "What the Stones Knew." What is personified in the poem and why?
Essay Topic 4
Compare and contrast the themes in "Battleground State Park" and "Son, Skating." What is the setting of each poem? Who are the characters?
Essay Topic 5
Compare and contrast the themes and structure of "The New Blade" and "Custody." How is family related in each poem?
Essay Topic 6
Discuss the theme of self-identity in the poems "Waking Instructions...
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