Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
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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