Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English/Creative Writing

First Advisor

Shangyang Fang

Second Advisor

Jill McDonough

Third Advisor

Sari Edelstein


WHALE SHARK is a collection of poems about transracial adoption, queer domesticity, and the ocean as a site of personal transformation. This collection draws upon queer theory, Asian/American studies, and critical ocean theory. With particular attention to Melville’s Moby-Dick, these poems experiment with and subvert American canonical expectations both in form and content.


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