Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Date of Defense

4-29-2015

Graduate Advisor

Stev

Committee

Shane Seely

Suellynn Duffey

Abstract

The poems that appear in this collection explore, more than anything, the conversation of loss—loss of children, certainly, but also the loss of humanity, of the inherent goodness people are born with and then, somehow, discard along the way. Someone once said these poems are unmistakably feminine, and I consider that both a compliment and a testament to their ability to navigate the subjects of family, class divides, and rape culture.

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