Year of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Creative Writing (Poetry)
Department or School/College
Sean Hill, Matthew Strohl
poetry, confessional, wildfire, mother
University of Montana
Above all else, Sunbaby is a project concerned with that which is passed down from a mother to her daughters. Less interested in writing into the center of violent acts, this series of poems aims instead to consider all the things – both physical and psychological – that exist of the edges of violence. What happens to a body in the wake of violent acts? What informs the trauma of families? These are questions Sunbaby asks its reader to grapple with.
Set to background of the desert and mountain West, Sunbaby lingers on bodies (human and other) subjected to environmental trauma such as wildfire and flood long enough to see what might happen next.
Garcia, Katelyn Eva, "Sunbaby" (2022). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 11950.
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