Abstract

In Charcoal Boys & Dreams of Igniting, themes of race, queerness, isolation, othering, fetishization, love and relationships are all explored. They are paired up against one another and questioned through the lens of creative writing. Experimental and traditional poetry, prose poetry and memoir are all incorporated to make this possible. Examining how pain can lead to beauty and working to strike up a discourse on societal preconceptions. This work is an attempt to jut open the silent discourse and provoke discussion of these subjects, to make the reader uncomfortable. For it is in our discomfort that we learn the most about ourselves.

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Graduation Date

2020

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Thaxton, Terry

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

English

Degree Program

Creative Writing

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0007978; DP0023119

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0023119

Language

English

Release Date

May 2025

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)

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