English Language and Literature ETDs

Title

Contraband

Author

Erika Sanchez

Publication Date

8-17-2011

Abstract

This dissertation consists of a poetry manuscript that primarily explores themes of class, sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity. The collection is divided into three sections. The first addresses the coming of age of the speaker in Chicago. The second primarily takes place abroad and explores romantic relationships. The third begins to delve into themes of systematic exploitation.

Degree Name

MFA Creative Writing

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Advisor

Chavez, Lisa

First Committee Member (Chair)

Levin, Dana

Second Committee Member

Aleman, Jesse

Third Committee Member

Clark, Marisa

Fourth Committee Member

Pugh, Christina

Language

English

Keywords

Poetry--Authorship, American poetry--21st century

Document Type

Dissertation

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