Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English/Creative Writing

First Advisor

Joyce Peseroff

Second Advisor

Jill McDonough

Third Advisor

Mark Pawlak


This collection of poetry is obsessed with divorce, both literal and metaphorical. These divorces haunt our most cherished relationships: between man and woman, between the human and the natural, and between the human and the spiritual. In three parts, these poems toil with the visceral nature of ruptured relationships and the necessity to rebuild, to reassess, and to start anew.


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