Date of Award

Spring 4-18-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Peter Selgin

Second Advisor

Kerry Neville

Third Advisor

John Sirmans


Crossing Without Looking is a collection of essays that explores changes from within, both small scale and large. In each essay, the narrator grapples with the coming to terms of events in her life, whether it's the harmful effects of hurricanes, how growing up with hurricanes transformed them into a source of comfort, embracing the good in the bad and vice versa, letting go of a certain naïveté, routinely facing grief as a means to cope, etc. It is a collection about reconciling.

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