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Wildflowers and Smoke, a hybrid thesis manuscript, part lyric essay, part poetry, ponders Rural Womanhood - becoming a woman in the masculine space of rural America. It examines the dualities and hypocrisies that accompany this space: the appeal of masculine strength even though the narrator was surrounded by strong women; the love and hate of everything seemingly never changing in the corners of society; her disgust as friends claim all country folk "rednecks" and "Republican" and "racist," while constantly perpetuating that very stigma.
Essay, Lyric essay, Hybrid / multi-genre
Anderson, Katie L., "Wildflowers and Smoke" (2018). Creative Writing Programs. 29.