Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

M.F.A. in Creative Writing



First Advisor

Derrick Harriell

Second Advisor

Ann Fisher-Wirth

Third Advisor

Karen Raber

Relational Format



This manuscript of poetry explores, or seeks to explore, the role non-human nature plays in human imagination and thought. The poems attempt to overlay a physical landscape onto a landscape of a subjective imagination, while trying to explore the phenomenon of metaphor – an act that is simultaneously destructive and creative, but seems to be crucial for humans’ interpreting and articulating the world around them.



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