Gay Zoo Day

Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Allen Gee


The central characters in Gay Zoo Day are all searching for something more than what life has handed them. They trace their paths through landscapes of love, death, violence, ambition, and sex. Some seek deliberately, some stumble blindly, but all find more than what they were looking for. Each story takes a queer approach to a familiar genre: an adventure in space, a cowboy romance in Panama, a ghost story in upstate New York, a revenge drama in colonial Kenya. Gay Zoo Day uses the map of the world to explore the map of the heart.

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