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  • Flynn, Kathleen (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-01-04)
    Church Slut is a reflection on the variable nature of personal faith. A series of essays, musings, and witticisms, Church Slut reminds us that faith changes with us and becomes us.
  • Jackson, Yuki (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
    This collection of poems is a narrative expression of real life moments. It tells the story of my awakening as Mary Magdalene (the wife of Jesus), Yashodhara (the wife of Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha), and other ...
  • Winters, Richard (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-01-04)
  • Trumble, Brian (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-01-04)
    Hellscapes is a novel about the torments we create for ourselves, and the ones we let others put us in. Hell isn’t other people. Hell is us.
  • Stewart, Margaret (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-01-04)
    This creative nonfiction follows the connections of three women: the narrator, her mother, and Silvana — a victim of a violent crime — for whom the mother serves as an advocate. From marriages to family holidays, and ...
  • Mobley, Matthew (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-01-04)
    John Donne, Jesus, and You is the interwoven poetic memoir of a man lost in modernity, awash in his own desires and masculinity, in search of a bygone past which no longer exists—if it ever did. Using John Donne’s Holy ...
  • Levin, Megan (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-01-04)
    In All That is Given, Megan Levin confronts the shattering of the Davis family, and the pieces that spread and grow on European and American soil. After undertaking the task to heal from maternal divergence, daughter ...
  • Higginbotham, Robert (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-01-04)
    No Safe Spaces Here is a short story collection that explores how people inhabit and respond to manufactured environments. Subdivisions, IKEAs, and back-alley garages populate the collection and reflect how we have lost ...
  • Comets 
    Costa, Joseph Allen (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-01-04)
    Comets is a linked collection of short fiction that follows the life of Robert Lazzara and the unpredictable struggles of a group of cabinetmakers in the Latin Quarter of Ybor City, an historic Tampa neighborhood. Robert ...
  • Amaro, Alison (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-01-04)
    Silence Before Song: An Unauthorized Biography of Robin Waylan by Skylar Mesa is a fictional biography about the late musician Robin Waylan, lead vocalist and guitarist for the rock duo Waylan & Hayes. It opens with a ...
  • Hoeft, Kendall (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
    How to Match the Sky is a collection of poetry focusing on the struggle between freedom and control through an examination of familial expectations and social norms. These poems question cultural boundaries and racial ...
  • Medrano, Oscar (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
  • Ebanks, Ashley (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-01-05)
  • Talley, Samantha (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
    Hell Is Empty reinterprets Arthurian myths by setting them in the world of drug cartels. The title originates from The Tempest, a play often analyzed through a postcolonial lens. In Hell Is Empty, different narrators ...
  • Santiago, Elializ (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
    Glossed-Over Moments is a collection of seven stories that examine the lives of multi-cultural characters. The unique landscapes of obscure towns run through vivid snapshots of the 90’s to the ever-changing surroundings ...
  • Russo, Gianna (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
    How do we love home when home includes ugliness? Can we treasure a place whose history, values and politics have supported injustice and suffering? And if those societal wrongs are still evident today—then what? Florida ...
  • Rosengrant, Vanessa (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
    The following essays explores the construction of identity and the clash of the expectations of adulthood with its realities. The essays use a dry, humorous tone to showcase the relationships between people and the ...
  • Riviere, Hayley (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
    In Love and Cells: an infertility memoir, Hayley Riviere reveals she always had a gut-instinct that she’d have difficulty getting pregnant, despite doctors reassuring her otherwise. Once married, she discovers she had ...
  • Kiely, Deborah (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
    The poems are intentionally accessible and holding at their core observations or concerns that are meant to be meaningful to the reader. Topics are drawn from an experienced life; work in corporate America, the domestic ...
  • Johnson, Brianna (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
    Black-Woman: and other stories, a twelve story collection, provides a glimpse into the lives of various black Americans as they navigate such issues as loneliness, adulthood, and desire. Told from a variety of perspectives ...

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