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Thesis: EWU Only

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Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing


Creative Writing


Table of Contents Prologue: Breaking Shit 1 The Bus Driver’s Daughter 4 Brave as Youth 15 The Way I Leave a Place 24 Notes on Being a Mistress 40 A Certain Kind of Fond 51 Is This What Democracy Looks Like? 54 The Perfect Rival 67 How to Become a Regular 77 In Defense of Pain 84 Curriculum Vitae 92

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