Author

Amy Jirsa

Date of Award

5-2010

Level of Access

Campus-Only Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Advisor

Jennifer Moxley

Second Committee Member

Steve Evans

Third Committee Member

Ken Norris

Abstract

This manuscript is a collection of original poetry. The poems included explore nature, landscape, visible and invisible connections, weather, cycles and circles. While there are no strictly formal poems here, the work does explore sound, rhythm and meter loosely throughout. Divided into three sections, "Nature," "Nurture," and "Second Nature," the poems attempt to explore those connections between life, death, and the natural world. Following the manuscript is an exploration of the poet's influences.

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