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Edgar Kunz Presents His New Poetry Book


On November 13th, Edgar Kunz makes his return to Goucher with his new book, Fixer. Fixer carries a collection of poems that reflects the journey through Edgar’s life. Edgar came back on campus from a grand North American Tour of his Fixer poetry reading show. The poems show themes of death, love, and capitalism as they show how impactful events affect Edgar as a poet.

Each poem symbolizes simple, yet complex impacts of Edgar, such as reading conspiracy theories, having a temporary job as a taste tester, and dealing with the loss of a family member. Students and the Creative Writing faculty were filled with excitement as they listened to Edgar’s presentation of some of his favorite poems in his book. The Soper Room was filled with infringement and comfort as the audience applauded over the emotions that were carried over the crafted poems. 

Edgar was very passionate with the development of putting his poems in a book that tells a powerful story of discovery and grief. Audience members and creative writers can use Edgar’s book as a reference of using events in life as inspiration of writing to present self expression. He spreads his wisdom for those who want to gain success in collecting their creative work and publishing them to the public to read. Edgar explains, “You need to do everything you can to protect your love of the process. It’s easy to get the results oriented,but at the end of the day, all that stuff is fleeting. The only thing that matters is your relationship to the blank page; continuing to find ways to fall in love again with the process in making those poems. If you can do that, then you might be able to write for the rest of your life.”

People have gained inspiration from Fixer as they read through couplets of poems and hear Edgar’s voice read his creations out loud. Learning about his emotions towards his father’s passing was the most impactful section of his book because it centers around the theme of grief and loss, trying to reconnect oneself from losing someone that gives your existence completion. 

Students and faculty members at Goucher welcomed Edgar back on campus as they were eager to read with him his poem collections about how he feels towards talk therapies and the robot revolution. From reading through his poems, people will discover that writing is a form of art to express oneself in a language and form that the writers themselves will feel comfortable in writing with in order to establish the message that they want to format.

It was a thoughtful night of hearing one of the intelligent and witty professors display their passion projects and present them to all who inspire to achieve such goals. Edgar will continue lecturing students through courses in Spring 2024. All of Goucher congratulates him on his achievement in publishing his emotional and creative poems and presenting them on a tour to spread the emotional impact and success in expressing your passion in writing.

Kristen (she/her) is a staff writer for The Quindecim. She is a sophomore transfer student and a Professional and Creative Writing Major. Kristen is from Parkville, Maryland and a graduate of Parkville High School, after which she earned her Associates of Arts degree from the Community College of Baltimore County. She enjoys writing poetry and short fiction within the gothic and horror genres. Outside of writing, she likes listening to metal music, with some of her favorite bands being Gwar, Avatar, Rammstein, and Korn. Kristen's favorite activities include playing video games on her PC and Nintendo Switch, reading books, and hanging out with friends and her boyfriend. She has previously submitted poems to the Community College of Baltimore County's Fine Print literary magazine. She is known by peers as creative, hardworking, and smart.

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