Date of Thesis


Thesis Type

Honors Thesis (Bucknell Access Only)

Degree Type

Bachelor of Arts

First Advisor

G.C. Waldrep

Second Advisor

Harold Schweizer


Poetry, Nature, Narrative, Free Verse


In this project, I have drawn from and explored territory opened by my study of ecopoetics as well as my experiences teaching creative writing in men's and women's prisons. The work progresses from natural surroundings and my time spent trying to interpret nature's seasonal changes to a more personal outlook on my own upbringing in the South, the experiences that have changed me, and my interactions with my prison students. The sections also represent an ongoing conversation about what it means to be a human, living in a fallible, temporary world.