Thesis Title

If We Are Honest

Date of Graduation

Fall 2019

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Sara Burge

Keywords

poetry, narrative poetry, family, transitions, children, conflict, separation, family history

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Poetry

Abstract

If We Are Honest is a collection of narrative poetry in which I explore the conflicts, struggles, growth, and transitions involved in many facets of life. Some poems deal with the relationship between a parent and a child. Others deal with the difficulties of marriage and divorce. Family history and experiences are the basis of many poems as well, specifically a series based on the life of my grandmother. Ultimately, most of the poems in this collection examine what it is to struggle but to persevere, to continue growing and changing, and to never quit the work that lies ahead.

Copyright

© Lisa L. Anthony

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