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Twelve dead jackrabbits

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dc.contributor.advisor Hodgen, Christie, 1974- advisor en Deel, Karla Ann 2012-06-18T14:44:26Z 2012-06-18T14:44:26Z 2012-06-18 2012 Spring en
dc.description Title from PDF of title page, viewed on June 18, 2012 en
dc.description Vita en
dc.description Thesis (M.F.A.)--Dept. of English Language and Literature. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012 en
dc.description.abstract This collection of short fiction and poetry aims to stand as witness to the struggles of navigating through personal histories and society. The Jackrabbit Series is the celebration of one woman's life who finds herself time and time again in the trenches alone, unarmed and equipped with nothing but a ferocity that only a woman who'd lost her mother at 11 and been alone thereafter could sustain--and ultimately a celebration of prevail. The characters in both the stories and poems carry every bit of their individual histories around with them--from catching a ride on a freight train to witnessing the killing and dressing of twelve jackrabbits as a child. From growing up in a run-down roadside motel or a 15-bedroom mansion in West Palm Beach, Fl. What the characters in this collection find extraordinary in the ordinary, what they fight to keep safe or to destroy, what they guard as precious relics in the world, they carry into these poems and stories with an animal-like yearning that demands the world take notice of what they carry. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Jackrabbit series: Twelve dead jackrabbits -- A modest wave -- Field guide for rising and falling -- We may already be dreaming -- The hills she was born in ; Stories and poems: Self-portrait (with fantasy) -- Pre-Raphaelite sisterhood -- Whitetail in Tennessee Barrens -- Tide -- Hotel Delmar: February 8, 2005 -- Climate of her own burning -- Death is death -- White petals -- Winchester, blued-steel 30-30 -- Sunday mornings at the Clermont Lounge -- Biography of a slave, 1800 -- Blind man on the Bronx-bound express -- The suffer church -- Like veins, we run toward the heart -- Desert children of Baja, California -- the fly -- Housefly's palace -- For the children who chanced the sky in Joplin, Mo -- Child born on the autumnal equinox -- Little white parachutes en
dc.format.extent vi, 199 pages en
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Kansas City en
dc.subject.lcsh Poetry en
dc.subject.lcsh Short stories en
dc.subject.other Thesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- English en
dc.title Twelve dead jackrabbits en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Creative Writing and Media Arts en University of Missouri--Kansas City en M.F.A. en Masters en

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