Defense Date

2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

David Wojahn

Second Advisor

Kathleen Graber

Third Advisor

Richard Fine

Abstract

The poems in this collection encompass two major threads, one being the disappearance of the author’s brother and the reverberations of that loss throughout her family; the second thread contains monologues of a mother in a post-apocalyptic future, who is raising a preternatural child named Doom. Throughout the series, Doom’s abilities are god-like and can just as easily tip the scale to destruction. Ultimately, they allow the relationship between parent and child in difficult circumstances to be explored. Other poems encompass moments of the author’s childhood, contend with loss, witness love and beauty, and sit in contemplation.

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© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-12-2022

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