Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Stonecoast

First Advisor

Stephen Motika

Second Advisor

Brandon Som

Third Advisor

Justin Tussing

Keywords

Stonecoast MFA, prison reform, rehabilitation, racial identity

Abstract

Black in Maine is a collection of poetry composed around the narrative of poetry being used as a source of liberation and rehabilitation for incarcerated persons. The poems find several protagonists self-reflecting or speaking to an assumed audience about their experiences as prisoners within the Maine Department of Corrections.

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Poetry Commons

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