Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
This thesis is entitled, “The Blues in Three Parts: A Collection of Poetry, Short Stories, and a Screenplay.” The first part, a collection of poetry, contains themes of childhood and adolescence, love and loss, life struggles, writing, and death. The second part, a collection of short stories, contains five stories centered on similar themes. The third and final part, a screenplay entitled “Cow”, contains elements of the first two parts as well. The epigraph, which contemplates the idea that the blues is not only music, but all the ups and downs of life, sets the stage for the central thread, blues, which presents itself as music, sadness, and happiness in some form in each of these pieces. All the writing in this thesis reflects tidbits of every day reality, but every piece in this collection is a work of fiction.
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Kelly, DeSha Tolar, "The Blues in Three Parts: A Collection of Poetry, Short Stories, and a Screenplay" (2002). LSU Master's Theses. 1039.