Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
English and Linguistics
Department Chair or Program Director
Major or Concentration
English (Creative Writing Concentration)
My chapbook, “goddess of.”, is a compilation of poems that channel the larger-than-life personalities of the Ancient Greek gods and goddesses. I completed this project over the course of a semester in my ENGL470 course, Seminar in Creative Writing: Poetry. Professor Bylenok, who sponsored this project, was instrumental in the development of my poetry into a fully-fledged collection. My chapbook explores disillusionment, love, loneliness, and fear. At its core, it’s about having to live with yourself – even if it’s embarrassing, ugly, or painful. It’s a chance to feel as powerful as the gods themselves, or as pathetic as their devotion to the one thing they can control. I want the people that read my work to see themselves in someone else, to know that their emotions have been felt since the days of Zeus and Hera. Thank you to Professor Bylenok and the entire English department for your constant support and encouragement.
Childs, Megan, "goddess of." (2023). Student Research Submissions. 535.