What a Terrible Thing a Dream Can Be
Arts and Sciences
Creative Writing, Photography
I have never started a poem whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
I chose this quote because this was a theme throughout the process of this book. My project, What a Terrible Thing a Dream Can Be, is a poetry book written and illustrated with photography by me. It’s an insight to the emotions that one feels and goes through during a changing period in their life. This creation is a collaboration between the two artistic parts of myself, I hope by combining the mediums they strengthen each other and create a cohesive whole. Throughout the process not only did I create pictures to match the poems, but the poems were changed to match the photos. Even when I thought something was completed it was still changing, like life. With this project I hope to connect with readers whether they have experienced the topics in the book or not. I want others to feel less alone in their experiences while also making the emotions more understandable to those who haven’t experienced the feelings in this book.
Barnett, Savannah, "What a Terrible Thing a Dream Can Be" (2022). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 1036.