Date of Award

8-1-2015

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Jordan, Judy

Abstract

These poems are the product of three years of writing and reflection on the poet's experiences throughout the illness and death of a parent, the destruction of hurricane Katrina in St. Bernard parish, and the oil industry's presence in Southeastern Louisiana. The manuscript is arranged without section breaks and operates in nine cycles.

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