Thesis Title

Peppermint

Date of Graduation

Fall 2017

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Sara Burge

Keywords

poetry, creative nonfiction, gender identities, motherhood, sexuality, queer theory

Subject Categories

Poetry

Abstract

This collection contains poetry introduced in a critical way via a theory-based creative nonfiction essay. The work included is a meditation on what identity means on both an intimate and a larger scale, and how the two might be affected by the choices we are faced with from a young age. Elements of pop culture are used alongside rural elements of the surrounding areas to illustrate changing or stagnant viewpoints on topics such as masculinity, gender norms, and queer expression. Peppermint is a document of my mind as it once was, and how it has been shaped up to this moment.

Copyright

© Anthony Isaac Bradley

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