Of No Special Courage: A Collection Of Poetry In Pursuit Of Healing
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DepartmentEnglish and Languages
ProgramMaster of Arts
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This thesis presents an original collection of poetry, "Of No Special Courage." The poetry chronicles a medical crisis and a family's efforts to recover. The collection is introduced by an overview of poetry therapy and a discussion of Mary Oliver's book-length poem, The Leaf and The Cloud, which is often used in therapeutic settings and which was a source of solace and inspiration in the development of this collection.