Date of Graduation
MFA Creative Writing Thesis
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
In her collection, "Clear Days,"Kelsey Liebenson-Morse writes about growing up, grief, friends, family, relationships, and the exquisite challenge we all face in leaving home and setting out into the world independently. The collection is broken into two parts, the first What Happened In Iraq, reports the war stories of three Iraq war veterans and exposes developing relationships between the young men and Kelsey. In the second half, Persistence, Kelsey begins with a dream like sketch of her childhood in Florida, and moves through adolescence in small town New Hampshire and adventures through war torn Europe to dusty old libraries in New England. Throughout the entire collection, Kelsey uses running as a lens to examine her identity and sense of place. "Clear Days," tells the story of a life full of loss, but also full of hopefulness and brightness; a clear-eyed view of future lives, dreams and memories.
Liebenson-Morse, Kelsey Ananda, "Clear days: selected essays" (2017). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3964.
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