Publication Date

Summer 2018

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Rebbecca Brown (Director), David Bell, Sonia Lenk

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts


This is a book-length, hybrid collection of short stories and poetry with a critical introduction. The narrative of these stories and poems are told through the perspective of Xavi Muñoz and various characters related to him. In theme, this collection explores machismo and Xavi’s attempt at overcoming it by discovering the intersectionality between masculinity, sexuality, gender, and gender roles. In addition, the introduction theorizes about masculinity by relating it to water.


Creative Writing | Fiction | Fine Arts | Poetry