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  • Duncan, Catherine Moore (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2013-11-15)
    This manuscript contains 64 poems, written in primarily open verse with some use of meter and measure in the line, as well as a blending of forms. The collection is comprised of variations on the theme “loss” within the ...
  • Wanser, Mary M. (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2013-12-31)
    This creative thesis project is a collection of personal essays that constitute a memoir manuscript. Intermingled among traditional essay forms in this collection are experimental layouts, including several fragmented ...
  • Grilli, Kat (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014)
  • Murray, A (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01)
    When Liz, a successful freelance journalist, catches her fiancé in bed with Mwewa, a woman she considers inferior, she writes off Zambian men, a decision that riles her mom, a traditional marriage counselor, who sees Liz’s ...
  • Halley, Nicholas A. (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01)
    The aim of this thesis is to demonstrate the viability of writing to an audience both literary and involved in the genre fiction market, and to showcase this in selections of a novel in sequence. The novel in question is ...
  • Cox, Daniel (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01)
    Better Time Than These is a compilation of eight short stories whose central themes revolve around the characters’ constant striving for goodness up against the simple human truths of hunger, weakness, honor, lust, and ...
  • Garbatini, Matthew (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01)
    There is humor in everything. Not necessarily “ha ha” humor, but humor nonetheless. My topics of interest all derive from this theory. The mere absurdity of my characters and their situations are what make my stories ...
  • Davis Jr., John (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01)
  • Smith, Derry (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01)
    This story examines the life of a man who, because of events that occurred in his life, not only questions the validity of hell, but decides to make a career of advocating a belief against it. The theme is revealed when ...
  • Richstone, Barbara A. (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01)
  • Tomassi, Adriana F. (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01)
    Boneclocks is a hybrid genre work consisting of a nonfiction foreword and a novel in multiple voices that utilizes typography, artwork, poetry and prose. The published version will be much more intricate and laden with ...
  • O’Sullivan, Kym (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01)
    Jamie Lorne doesn’t understand why her mother is abandoning the family. This isn’t the first time her mother has left, after all. The last time was fourteen years ago when Jamie was three years old. She doesn’t remember ...
  • 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 ...
  • Alboher, Resa Marie (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01-02)
    The Russian Dead, by Resa Alboher is a collection of thematically interwoven fiction and nonfiction using fictional techniques set mainly in Russia during the Yeltsin years, but moving back and forth in time, place and ...
  • McConkey, Ryan K. (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01-02)
    A Fine Line is a novel set during the Great Tribulation. Nothing has turned out like it was supposed to. The Great Tribulation has been going on for eight years, but Jesus has yet to return. The anti-Christ rules over a ...
  • Petkash, Brian (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01-03)
    The work is a collection of stories and a novella set in and around the urban landscape of Cleveland, Ohio. Each story follows characters in different decades who are lost, misplaced, displaced or transforming in the shadow ...
  • Wilhelm, Gregg (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01-03)
    Set in a time between glam rock and filthy punk, “Backbeat the Waves” washes over the summer that changed Mercury Widdershins’s life. His divorced mother struggles to keep the family bar from sinking. His gay uncle gets ...
  • Perlman, Cully (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01-03)
    THE WOUNDED is a novel set pre- and post-WWII in the fictional town of Blacksoot, Colorado. Barstow Little, the protagonist, is psychologically damaged after witnessing the assault of his uncle, Nathan, and later Nathan’s ...
  • McDonough, Conner (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-05-15)
    Snowdrifts is a collection of short stories centered around the residents of Upstate New York and their lives as they move about their worlds. Thematically, the collection focuses on loss, post-industrial decline, trauma, ...
  • Kiger, Travis M. (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-05-15)
    This thesis is composed of selections from a family memoir that serves three coinciding masters. First, it serves as familial oral history preservation, prompted by a coincidental meeting on an airplane, and probes the ...

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