Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Creative Writing (MFA)
Using poetry, creative non-fiction, and watercolor paintings, this thesis interrogates my personal relationship with roadkill, as well as society’s relationship with roadkill. The lens of the collection is hyper-focused on roads, the treatment / beliefs surrounding roadkill, and the treatment of more-than-human bodies. Combining image and text, the reader is immersed in a unique conversation about our environment. The Sound a Body Makes utilizes a variety of poetic forms, as well as essay forms. Altogether, the collection is a call to action for radical change regarding how society views and treats more-than-human bodies.
Kingery, Olivia, "The Sound a Body Makes : and Other Ruminations on Navigating Roadkill" (2021). All NMU Master's Theses. 667.
Justification for Restricting Access
This collection will be sent out for publication as a book. I request an embargo to keep my work private, and available for publication.
Available for download on Sunday, March 29, 2026