Date of Award

Spring 5-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Creative Writing



Major Professor

Carolyn Hembree

Second Advisor

Kay Murphy

Third Advisor

Justin Maxwell


Much of my poetry concerns twelve-step recovery, brushes with suicide, and other related incidents. With more poetry coming out, there was more recovery and other influences. Some manifested themselves through imitation. Sometimes they came through form. Sometimes inspiration manifested through language. Some came from goodness knows where. An accumulation of all of it, each poem follows one or more of these guiding principles.


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