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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

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Eagle, Feather, Father, Fiction, Road, Native


Luke Goebel wrote this collection of fiction in his final year enrolled at the M.F.A. Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. These stories were wrought after studying with Sam Michel, Noy Holland, as well as other faculty members at UMass Amherst, and after a summer of study with Gordon Lish. The themes that recur throughout these stories are: fathers, America, Bald Eagles, feathers, Native American mythology and legend (obsession with Native Culture), as well as sex and sexual awakening/revulsion, and, of course, the road.

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Chris Bachelder