Publication Date

Summer 2019

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Tom Hunley (Director), Dr. Dale Rigby, and Dr. David LeNoir

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts


When Sidestreets Become Snakes is a collection of free verse poetry in which the speaker explores her family relationships and traumas through the use of various metaphors, personas, and imagery to illustrate significant moments in her life. Split into three sections, this collection follows the speaker through her childhood traumas and experiences, adolescent questioning of those experiences and relationships, and finally, her life as an adult in which she comes to accept the past, her family, and herself.


Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Fine Arts | Poetry

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