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Spring 2022


"Grace, Grace, By the Side of the Road" is a collection of poetry and creative nonfiction that contemplates the messiness of growing up and the events, relationships, and environments that shape a person’s identity. This collection traces my experiences from early childhood to college and maintains a particular interest in the landscape of the Midwest as being as integral to my sense of self as family, friendships, and the body. The text itself is an attempt to wrestle with the question: what does love look like amid hardship, change, and imperfection? In “Grace, Grace, By the Side of the Road,” I work through what it means to express grace for both the mundane and the ugly as an act of love.


Course: ENG 493, Senior Capstone (Dr. Lorne Mook)

Faculty Project Advisor: Prof. Dan Bowman