Title

Secret Water

DOI

https://doi.org/10.25772/P76V-NT71

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 explore the deindustrialization of the authors home, a factory town in northern Indiana, and in other industrial towns throughout the rust belt. The poems inherently deal with socioeconomic class and weave in themes of queerness, grief, bodies of water, loss—all amidst coming of age in a landscape that seems to be plotting the demise of its inhabitants, as well as the demise of the environment. Though the poems deal specifically with ruin: abandoned factories, and drug overdoses, the poet works toward understanding beauty and queer love in this complicated setting.

Rights

© Brandon Young

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-11-2022

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