Portland State University. Department of English
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing
1 online resource (ii, 120 pages)
Death -- Fiction, Human body -- Fiction, Biodegradation -- Fiction, Taxidermy -- Fiction
Children find decomposing bodies on a beach. A girl becomes a ghost and finds someone. A dog dies but its owner is out of his mind and eating waffles. Sheep are a perfect species. A woman experiences a pregnancy that is out of this world! A raccoon dies and you watch its body break down. A father does his best fathering.
You take a textual road-trip tour of America’s oldest hobby. A trauma is slowed down, picked apart. A soupfin shark is dissected and you watch. A homestead becomesa ghost town in rural Oregon. Joseph Beuys is an artist.
A sister falls in love with an object, has a difference of opinion with her sister.
Burner, Colleen, "Sister Golden Calf: Stories, Dissections, & A Novella" (2014). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2081.