My mother's missing bees
Date of Award
M.A. in English
Department of English
Advisor: Albino Carrillo
My Mother's Missing Bees is a multi-genre project bound by the unifying theme of absence. Half short stories and half poetry, the work is driven by the image of a vacant beehive and its missing bees. The stories and poems all explore in some way the haunting presence of absence that this image evokes. Moving between, and sometimes blurring, the natural and human world, image plays a vital role in creating elements of tension and narrative throughout the work. The two parts and their subsequent stories and poems work together to present the reader with a cohesive narrative of absence.
Absence in literature, Bees in literature, Short stories, American 21st century, American poetry 21st century, American Literature, Language, Literature, creative writing, poetry, short stories, image narrative, absence, bees
Copyright 2015, author
Malloy, Jaime Leigh, "My mother's missing bees" (2015). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 787.