Year of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Other Degree Name/Area of Focus
Creative Writing Program
Department or School/College
Department of English
Joanna Klink, MaryAnn Bonjorni
poetry, mining, alchemy, copper
University of Montana
Nonfiction | Poetry
This poetry collection utilizes A.G. Charleton’s Report Book for Mining Engineers (Whitehead, Morris & Co, 1908). The original 200-page report book contains questions and blank entries for the engineer to collect information for mine owners planning to sell or acquire property. The poems in from A Poetry Handbook for Mining Engineers use the artifact of this handbook—and the unanswered questions in the found text—to interrogate historic language surrounding mining and excavation, as well as material accumulation, alchemical practices, and the tradition of mining in northern Minnesota and the Norwegian village of Røros.
Brink, Jolene M. Mrs, "from A Poetry Handbook for Mining Engineers" (2016). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 10714.
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