Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Frumkin, Rafael


some boys name themselves is a semi-autobiographical collection of poetry chronologizing the deaths and rebirths we experience in life. Starting with a journey into manhood and his own name, the collection follows a trans, mixed child from birth to adulthood. He attempts to uncover his feelings on his birthplace, his hometown, and his family, as well as his place within these spaces. Eventually, the poet must decide what to bury and what to revive.




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