Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Luisa A. Igloria
Molly McCully Brown
This poetry collection is about topics such as women, family, the environment, climate change, jewelry, history, mythology, hunger, and animals. In the Wild a Parasite is a reference to the process through which pearls are created in nature, and the oyster and pearl motif in many of the poems is linked to the natural world and our impact on it, as well as why we are drawn to and place value on products like pearls. The poems explore thematic questions surrounding care, cruelty, memory, preservation, inheritance, and identity.
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Orsini, Kelsey R..
"In the Wild a Parasite"
(2022). Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Thesis, English, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/d6s2-q826
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