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Bird in the House

Crystal Spring Gibbins, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Bird in the House is a collection of poems that focus on the diversity and power of the natural environment, examining the tensions and oppositions that exist within climate, land, time, and change. Rather than focusing on the quiet and idyllic beauty of the rural, many poems describe the harshness and hardships of the extreme and highly versatile landscape and weather, such as blizzards, hailstorms, and floods. Other poems in the collection explore the concept of island dwelling and the nature of island experiences through an autobiographical gaze, promoting a more sustainable and satisfying relationship with the natural world, not only on the individual, but also on a communal basis.^

Subject Area

Agriculture, Wildlife Conservation|Literature, Canadian (English)|Literature, American

Recommended Citation

Gibbins, Crystal Spring, "Bird in the House" (2012). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3549436.