Cody J. Roberts - How It Felt To Run (M.A Project)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis


How It Felt To Run  is a collection of poems that explores movement both metaphorical and actual. The poems trace movement, whether moving or being moved, in vastly different ways, traverse experiences of youth, growth, trauma and sustainment. Many of the poems reveal the movement of fleeing, the running away from or towards, often in rapid succession. Above all, this gathering of poems shows the journey: the many false steps, the backtracking, the falling– and the getting back up. There is joy woven into each line, but only when those lines are read in-between, held alongside the many influences that stir beneath and beside each poem, and cherished by the boy who learned how to find a voice in this running.
Original languageAmerican English
Awarding Institution
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
StatePublished - May 17 2023


  • poetry
  • Master's Project
  • Master's Thesis
  • Creative Writing


  • Arts and Humanities
  • American Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Literature in English, North America
  • Theory and Criticism

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