Date of Award

8-1-2012

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Creative Writing

First Advisor

Jones, Rodney

Abstract

Second Prayer is a collection of poems divided into four parts. The first includes poems that primarily address the author's childhood years, and focus on themes of family, alcoholism, religion, and environment. The second section includes poems a family narrative and its effect on the shadow of the first part. The third section is comprised of poems about love and domesticity. The fourth section consists of "father/son" poems dealing with alcoholism and redemption.

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