Date of Graduation

Summer 2012

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Jane Hoogestraat

Keywords

poetry, faith, Appalachia, father, queer identity, family, free verse

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

FAITH'S LATE PROCESSION: POEMS is a collection of poetry written and/or revised during my time at Missouri State University. The collection focuses on the use of Midrash as a means of approaching poetry, but the subject matter is not limited to working from biblical texts. The poems in this collection discuss the poet's ongoing struggle with faith; his father's gay identity; the difficulties of watching, as a child, his father worsen over time with advancing stages of schizophrenia, and the duality of growing up in urban St. Louis, while spending summers on his father's farm in upper east Tennessee. The poems are written in free verse. KEYWORDS: poetry, faith, Appalachia, father, queer identity, family, free verse

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© Dustin M. Macormic

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