Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
poetry, narrative poetry, family, transitions, children, conflict, separation, family history
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Poetry
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.
© Lisa L. Anthony
Anthony, Lisa L., "If We Are Honest" (2019). MSU Graduate Theses. 3444.