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The Green Coolness and Shelter of Leaves: Poems

dc.contributor.advisorArnold, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeck, April Naokoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-22T05:37:34Z
dc.date.available2007-06-22T05:37:34Z
dc.date.issued2007-05-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/6926
dc.description.abstractThis collection of plain-spoken, free verse poems is primarily a means of knowing and remembering two late family members. The first section is a series of poems tracing the steps of my Japanese great-grandmother, Obaasan, as a Hiroshima survivor. Through research, conversations with family, and imagination, the poems in part interweave a narrative with the process of discovering this narrative. The short, bridging second section consists of poems that deepen concerns about the body's vulnerabilities, and suggest physical experience as one way of relating. In the third section--traveling from east to west, from distant to recent past--a series of poems uncovers a childhood of both nurturance and instability, complicated by economic hardship, issues of identity, and my father's addictions and sudden passing.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.titleThe Green Coolness and Shelter of Leaves: Poemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCreative Writingen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLiterature, Americanen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledFine Artsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLiterature, Americanen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpoetryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledfree verseen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHiroshimaen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledJapanen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledfatheren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledalcoholismen_US


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