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Honors Project On-Campus Access Only


A special thank you to my resilient and supportive family, creative writing workshop peers, and my adviser and close friend, Kristin Naca.


These poems re-imagine myths of the family, obsession, desire, and marriage by interrogating identity formation that occurs through gender and domesticity. Furthermore, this collection literally forms identities of the speaker and her sometimes manic disillusionment. The poems embrace partial points of view and nonlinear time to convey the fluidity of memory. With its wide range of forms—experimental to traditional—the collection capitalizes on the image and active syntax. These poems ask how internal monologues that worry about worrying sound—and wonder when this worry functions as a defense mechanism.



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