Publication Date

Spring 2020

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Advisor

Alan Soldofsky

Keywords

Death, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Impermanence, Memory, Mortality, Poetry

Subject Areas

Creative writing

Abstract

All Things Come to Pass is a poetry collection consisting of 36 poems that revolve around the themes of impermanence, death, and memory. It is divided into three sections: Crisis, Melancholy, and Acceptance, inspired by the five stages of grief by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. The poems are written primarily in free-verse and include genres such as elegy, pastoral, and narrative. The collection contemplates whether given the finite nature of life, in an existence where nothing lasts forever and everything seems ultimately inconsequential, what is it that should be considered important?

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