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Date Permissions Signed

5-12-2016

Date of Award

Spring 2016

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Paola, Suzanne

Second Advisor

De la Paz, Oliver, 1972-

Third Advisor

Yu, Ning, 1955-

Abstract

Beaver Seasons: A Whatcom Phenology is a journal exploring seasonal changes across several beaver-shaped habitats in Whatcom County, Washington. Drawn especially from the author's work co-stewarding one hundred acres of conserved land, the journal's entries reflect on phenology in the lives of beavers and other species who benefit from the ecosystems they create. Inspired by the Japanese form of haibun, the author shapes these events in verse and compressed prose meditations to reckon with nature's cycles, changes, and interconnections in his travel through the year. Through curious and compassionate pursuit, the author seeks new ways to be grateful for the places of which he is a part.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

950007289

Digital Format

application/pdf

Geographic Coverage

Whatcom County (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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