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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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)
Kelly, Malcolm, "Charcoal Boys and Dreams of Igniting" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 72.
Restricted to the UCF community until May 2025; it will then be open access.