Echo and instrument

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cory H. Mac Pherson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David Roderick

Abstract: These poems are motivated by grief that began in infancy, when my biological mother gave me up for adoption, and continues in adulthood. The collection is a record of my attempt to process this grief. With no memory of the biological family, the adoptee accesses these experiences through imagination instead. The term ghost kingdom refers to the place where the many imagined versions of the family and self, both biological and adopted, exist within the adoptee. Both the term and these poems are a way to give parameters to a loss that has often felt infinite in its unknowns.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2015
Adoption $v Poetry
Grief $v Poetry
American poetry $y 21st century

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