A Sylvan Convergence

Date of Award

January 2017

Degree Type

Closed Access Thesis

Document Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English and Theatre

First Advisor

Young Smith

Department Affiliation

English and Theatre

Second Advisor

Julie Hensley

Department Affiliation

English and Theatre

Third Advisor

Carter Sickels

Department Affiliation

English and Theatre


"A Sylvan Convergence" is a collection of poetry and prose that seeks to explore the theme of transition and its instrumental role during the most tender and vulnerable moments in life. Woven throughout are threads of Appalachia that serve to create a sense of place and to build a foundation upon which I use to honor the past. Through the use of objectivity, character, action, sound, and silence, I elevate subtle moments into poignant memories.

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