Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English/Creative Writing

First Advisor

Joyce Peseroff

Second Advisor

Lloyd Schwartz

Third Advisor

Andrea Cohen


This collection of poems explores multiple natures of expeditions of the human mind and body: both internal and external. Immigration, romantic commitments, family dynamics, death and self-identity are all considered, tied together by a recurrent folk narrative of Baba Yaga tales and explorations of the outside world. Diversity of form, including sonnets, a villanelle, a sestina, free verse, experimental free verse and rhymed verse support the multiplicity of experiences and voices represented in the collection.


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