Graduate Studies


First Advisor

Stacey Waite

Second Advisor

Hope Wabuke

Third Advisor

Shari Stenberg

Date of this Version



A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts, Major: English, Under the Supervision of Professor Stacey Wait.e Lincoln, Nebraska: April, 2021

Copyright © 2021 Reagan C. Myers


IN DEFENSE OF GIRLS WHO LOVE TAYLOR SWIFT is a thesis comprised of forty four pages of poems and a ten page introduction that interrogates the reasoning behind not just the manuscript, but the importance of women rhetoricians in the poetry field . The poems included in this manuscript are an exploration of the things that come “after”. While primarily a manuscript about grief and the loss of close friends to suicide, it also explores the loss of relationship and the strain in family relationships after difficult events.

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