Date of Award

Spring 5-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Creative Writing



Major Professor

Richard Goodman

Second Advisor

Randolph Bates

Third Advisor

Anne Boyd Rioux


Failures & Majesties is a collection of nine nonfiction essays that examines the tethers of human relationships, the ropes between us that fortify and fray. The collection represents the author's cumulative body of work upon completion of her MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing at UNO.


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