Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English/Creative Writing

First Advisor

Jill S. McDonough

Second Advisor

Lloyd Schwartz

Third Advisor

Eve Sorum


These poems and stories, at their most basic level explore the role of secrets in the relationships of family, friends and one's own relationship to his or her self. The ways in which secrets define people more than the things they would willing share, how we compartmentalize our secrets and ultimately the way relationships and perceptions are forever altered after a secret has been revealed.


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