Date of Award

Spring 5-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Creative Writing


Fine Arts

Major Professor

Hembree, Carolyn

Second Advisor

Gery, John

Third Advisor

Murphy, Kay


In the preface, I discuss my poetry and poetics such as the free verse form and the narrative mode. I also discuss my influences such as Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath, and Sheri L. Wright. The poems in this manuscript attempt to explore the role of trauma, feminism, and memory in poetry.


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