Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2014

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre - Creative Writing concentration



Major Professor

Carolyn Hembree

Second Advisor

Nancy Easterlin

Third Advisor

Randy Bates


The Hat Lady Equation is a collection of poems by Lauren Capone. As influences she cites Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, among the exquisite minutiae of day-to-day living. The poems explore works of visual art by Alberto Giacometti, James Taylor Bonds, Chris Dennis, Blaine Capone (her brother), and creatures of the natural world including fish, the rhinoceros, a lettered olive shell. . . . Lauren shows a preoccupation with disassembling through the poems whether it's her identity, art, or happenings of everyday life.


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