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New Growth: A Personal Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants

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dc.contributor.advisor Streckfus-Green, Peter
dc.contributor.author DesRochers-Short, Lisa
dc.creator DesRochers-Short, Lisa
dc.date 2020-05-04
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-26T00:30:18Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/11917
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 10 years and will not be available until May 2030 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a poetry collection structured like a field guide to edible wild plants of the author’s backyard, growing up in rural Maine. Included here are poems written and named after plants the author has eaten or had some sort of sensory experience with on that land. These plants are a leitmotif for the reader to hold on to, as they are guided through the author’s childhood and teenage trauma, as well as a few adventures. This is used as a way to tap back into emotions and physical sensations surrounding the plant, which is often paired with an influential event in the author’s life. The events are in chronological order up until today, to create a memoiristic approach to both the poetry collection and field guide aspects of this work. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject poetry en_US
dc.subject field guide en_US
dc.subject edible wild plants en_US
dc.subject ecopoetry en_US
dc.subject memoir en_US
dc.subject mixed-form en_US
dc.title New Growth: A Personal Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Creative Writing en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US
dc.description.embargo 2030-05-04


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