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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

M.F.A. in Creative Writing



First Advisor

Ann Fisher-Wirth

Second Advisor

Karen Raber

Third Advisor

Derrick Harriell

Relational Format



This is a series of poems which explore the unnamed American narrator’s search for identity while living in Taiwan. In these poems, he considers the political situation of Taiwan. This work is meant to contemplate the continuousness of life, the futility of love, the complications of language, the power of the world’s elements, and the essence of what exactly life is all about.



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