Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Written in three parts, Only One Went through the Green Door, explores abandonment, homelessness, childhood, womanhood, and choices made or unmade that create the complicated and winding path of life. The poems use narrative and lyric to examine the effects of childhood trauma on the development of a persona, and its shadow. Emotional realities explored through natural landscapes, and at times through child-like language, create an unsettled speaker who quests for some final understanding that might lead to peace.
Sahaidachny, Rachel, "Only One Went through the Green Door" (2019). Graduate Thesis Collection. 511.