Degree Type

Thesis (Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Date Information

May 2014



First Advisor

Kevin Carey




The following is the result of one semester’s work of crafting poetry under my advisor, Professor Kevin Carey. Though the bulk of the work took place under his guidance in this short period of time, the screen door, my forty-three page collection of poetry, has been long in the making. My undergraduate career exposed me to the soft and alluring voice of January O’Neil, the gentle nature of Rod Kessler, the experienced mind of JD Scrimgeour and of course the honesty and rawness of Kevin Carey’s work. I have learned from each poet countless skills and lessons that transcend my study in poetry. This work is a representation of my journey under their guidance.