Date of Award

5-31-2017

Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English/Creative Writing

First Advisor

Lloyd Schwartz

Second Advisor

Jill McDonough

Third Advisor

Joyce Peseroff

Abstract

How does it feel to inhabit a bad home: to start and end each day in a freezer, say, or on a gallows? How does it feel to move through your school or workplace when everyone assumes you live in a mansion, apartment, shack, or normal house, rather than your actual home of an ultimate fighting arena? “The Bad Homes Alphabet” of poems considers these questions. The poems in the second section, “Better Homes and Graveyards,” address the search for a (figurative) good home, the process of burying one’s past, and the subsequent process of dealing with an entire graveyard full of dead pasts in one’s back garden.

Comments

Free and open access to this Campus Access Thesis is made available to the UMass Boston community by ScholarWorks at UMass Boston. Those not on campus and those without a Healey Library (UMass Boston) barcode may gain access to this thesis through resources like Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global. If you have a Healey Library barcode and would like to download this work from off-campus, click on the "Off-Campus UMass Boston Users" link above.

Available for download on Sunday, June 30, 2019

Share

COinS