Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
English, poetry, prose poetry, urbanity, childhood, trauma, addiction, feminism, domesticity, excavation
This collection is comprised of poetry critically introduced by a narrative essay. The pieces included explore place, trauma, and the female experience: what modern domestic life looks like, what life looks like in the urban core, how substance abuse impacts familial relations, and especially, what it means to be female in relation to these things. Often, the intersection of these themes becomes central to a poem; the borders of these subjects blur, leading to overlap in the record of personal experiences and observations.
© Mary Frances Henn
Henn, Mary Frances, "Ghetto Birds and Other Things That Lurk" (2018). MSU Graduate Theses. 3245.
Available for download on Monday, May 18, 2020