Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
The Open Heart Furnace is a manuscript of poems about my family history and my own coming of age. It toggles between my Polish grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ survival of WWII and my own life of privilege in the USA. In each poem, I attempt to uncover and illuminate a story or feeling that could otherwise remain invisible or forgotten. I hope that the poems in this collection serve as portals that beam readers to different moments in time and space.
"The Open Heart Furnace"
(2020). Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Thesis, English, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/zn4s-hm06
Available for download on Sunday, November 17, 2030