Old Maps

Date of Award


Level of Access

Open-Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




Constance Hunting

Second Committee Member

A. Patricia Burnes

Third Committee Member

Steven Evans


In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in English at The University of Maine, I submit a collection of poems 1 have entitled Old Maps. Many of the poems in this thesis employ natural imagery, and while it is my intent to discover and analyze the natural world, I also hope to uncover and disclose a more thorough understanding of myself through verse. The self-refledions I see in nature both surprise me and find their expression in my poetry. It is my hope, as I believe it is the hope of every poet, that readers will find in this text one or two poems they would like to learn to read with their eyes closed.