• Shloka Ramachandran

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis (MFA)


The poetry collection steps is a 40-page creative exploration of grief. Drawing on A.R. Ammons’ essay ‘A Poem is a Walk’ and influenced by the work of Frank O’Hara, Alec Finlay, and Billy Collins, steps navigates ideas of loss, the body, and home as explored around the central framework of a long walk.
Date of Award28 Nov 2023
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of St Andrews
SupervisorDorothy Lawrenson (Supervisor)


  • Poetry
  • Walking
  • Grief
  • Walks
  • Illness

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