Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Program/Concentration

Creative Writing

Committee Director

Luisa Igloria

Committee Member

Ben Kingsley

Committee Member

Drew Lopenzina

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.25777/zn4s-hm06

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