Date of Award

Spring 5-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Creative Writing


Fine Arts

Major Professor

Carolyn Hembree

Second Advisor

John Gery

Third Advisor

Justin Maxwell


This poetry manuscript explores themes of family and addiction, education and New Orleans, and fear and escape in the span of three parts. Its preface examines the poet’s background and influences, his relationship with performance and humor, and the levity he hopes to create in his work.


The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation.

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