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  • Dismount 
    Calderon, Aramis (The University of Tampa, 2019-01-03)
    Dismount is a linked short story collection about five Marine veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom who returned to America, but never went home. Each character is on a road, weighed down by their combat load, and yet they ...
  • Phelps, Michael (The University of Tampa, 2019-01-03)
    Phosphoria is a short story collection consisting of nine stories with the common themes of alienation and marginalization, often but not always a product of the characters’ own efforts and ennui. The majority of the ...
  • Ramos, Melissa (The University of Tampa, 2019-01-03)
    The Malik Girls, a novel in progress, is a story where the protagonist inherits her ancestors’ home and is thrust into a town full of dark secrets, where the woods come alive, things move on their own, and no one can be ...
  • Tennis, Jonathan (The University of Tampa, 2019-01-03)
    Welcome Home is a collection of poems that explore the themes of family relationships, illness & disease, social justice and war. Attempting to answer the question of what it is like to come home when home has seemed so ...
  • Walsh, William (The University of Tampa, 2019-01-03)
  • Whaley, Kayla (The University of Tampa, 2019-01-03)
    In this collection of essays, a young girl keeps discarded butterfly wings in a secret box in her desk. Prayer healers and medical researchers compete for a preteen's faith. A college student finds friendship and heartache ...
  • Dupuy, Daniel (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    "Altar Call and Other Stories" shows the division inside and between characters. The collection explores this relationship through prideful siblings, oblivious parents, and troubling neighbors. It contains themes of ...
  • Deuel, Nathan (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01-01)
    In 2008, Deuel, a former editor at Rolling Stone and The Village Voice, and his wife, a National Public Radio foreign correspondent, moved to the deeply Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to see for themselves what was ...
  • Villines, Chondell (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Shifting Fates tells the story of CeCe as she deals with the loss of her brother G, or Grisha as CeCe always called him. CeCe’s mother reveals long held family secrets as everyone comes together to plan the funeral. Can ...
  • Smith, Abigail (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-06-14)
    In “Shelf Space,” siblings Clint and Cindy are overwhelmed by life’s expectations, and left feeling unfulfilled. Cindy is listless in the family she’s built, and Clint is simply trying to keep from self-destructing. ...
  • Schwartz, Joseph (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Caleb and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction that explores the interactions between humans and animals. The collection features a cast of characters whose lives are irrevocably changed by these wild encounters. ...
  • Reyes, Lisa (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    A prose poem novella, Salt Water is a simple love story. As her mother is dying, a daughter sets out to meet the father she hasn’t seen in eighteen years. The story moves between New York and Miami, between leaving and ...
  • Renken, Keven (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    An old man, separated from his family, makes his way across an unfamiliar landscape to get back home, reliving moments from his past along the way.
  • Patterson, Kris (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    I Married a Jellyfish is a collection of poems that explores one woman’s journey to find unconditional love. As she examines her tumultuous relationships, from a lust-filled courtship and abusive marriage, to the strained ...
  • McCray, Zachary (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    After her husband goes missing, newlywed Rachel Parrish travels through the desert of Groom Lake, Nevada in search of answers.
  • Mallory, Sean (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Wings Upon Flames examines the human connection of love and relationships balanced between working class-Blue collar characters, searching for their place in this world. This diverse collection journeys through the ...
  • Lewis, Joanne (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Five Points Forgotten is a 90,000 word historical mystery that begins during the Civil War and concludes in 1910. During that time, the Manhattan locale of Five Points was synonymous with poverty and crime. Yet despite ...
  • Krein, Jenya (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Where Would I Go, a narrative of love, loss, and reinvention, is set at the Mulberry Castle, an assisted living community located in New England. The Castle is a waiting room of sorts, one step removed from the grave—where ...
  • Kalathia, Alexander (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    In the fantasy world of Meynas, Art is magic, and Art is power, and none are more powerful than the five Sacred Artisans, the five gods that rule the Continent and walk amongst the people. Meynas is a land choking on ...
  • Forrester, Amanda (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Resurrection: (noun) the state of one risen from the dead Resurrection is a series of poems depicting the tribulations, deaths, or causes of ruin that girls and women can experience and rising up under suffering, or ...

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