Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English/Creative Writing

First Advisor

Jill McDonough

Second Advisor

Shangyang Fang

Third Advisor

Jason Koo


My thesis consists of poems that tackle themes such as family, grief, trauma, mental health, and others. The first half delves into what happened to my father; his cancer diagnosis and subsequent passing. The second half is more about my own struggles concerning mental health, grief, and trauma. With these two halves together, my thesis is a narrative detailing how I cope with hardship and heartbreak surrounding my father’s untimely death.


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