Date of Award

Spring 5-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Program/Concentration

Creative Writing

Committee Director

Luisa A. Igloria

Committee Member

Remica Bingham-Risher

Committee Member

Benjamín Kingsley

Abstract

This poetry collection is about family and heritage. It examines the things passed down between generations and looks at the science of inheritance. It is about grief and fear, but also love and growth. It is about the stars, how the lines that form constellations can also be the lines that hold a family together, how those lines are ever-changing into new shapes.

These poems are about hope and imagination and possibility. They are about finding joy even in sadness and loss. They are about dominant genes but also recessive ones, and the celebration of outcomes that seem the most improbable. They are about building a future with those who are most important, about always looking towards light.

DOI

10.25777/hxsa-bx11

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