Title

My mother's missing bees

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

M.A. in English

Department

Department of English

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Albino Carrillo

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

Rights Statement

Copyright 2015, author

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