Defense Date

2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Clint McCown

Second Advisor

David Wojahn

Third Advisor

Gardner Campbell

Abstract

This thesis is an explorative collection of the rough south as both a literary genre and a life experience. Many of these poems and short stories will bring forth complex ideas and situations, as they seek to paint a portraiture of family life in Appalachia; uncovering themes of masculinity, addiction, interpersonal and family violence, coming-of-age and the role of nature as a present and active part of the world on the page.

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Is Part Of

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Date of Submission

5-4-2022

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