Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Tom C. Hunley (Director), Dr. Kelly Reames,Dr. Dale Rigby

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Arts


[Partial Abstract} A mirror provides a reflection of the beholder. Not quite an exact replica, there is space and time between the original object and its reflection. Different mirrors produce different angles, lighting, tone, and mood. The mirror is a tool of reference and of introspection; of confinement and of freedom. ...

Shifting between poetry and prose, my manuscript is two-fold. I am the one holding the mirror, looking into my own face and heart, translating what I feel and see onto the page. Simultaneously, my family's hands clasp the hilt of that mirror, turning it so that I may view their faces and stories in light of my own adaptation. ...


Creative Writing