Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts - English



First Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth Tasker Davis

Second Advisor

Dr. John McDermott

Third Advisor

Dr. Lauren Burrow

Fourth Advisor

Ms. Rebecca Spears


Cry Wolf is a confessional poetry collection told in three sections about at-work stalking. This collection also alludes to the Brothers Grimm fairytale, The Little Red Riding Hood. The sections of Cry Wolf include “The Wolf,” which introduces the speaker’s discovery of work-related stalking. The second section, entitled “The Fur,” is where the speaker empowers themselves to file a Title IX report about this dilemma, and Red cloaks herself in the wolf’s skin. The final portion of the collection, entitled “Red’s Home,” gives the audience a view of the speaker's self-love as they maintain it through trauma. This section also introduces another, more welcome, significant other who displays the contrasts between intimate love and stalking. Within the last section, there is also the unification of having a group of supporters surrounding the speaker to aid in the process of healing as well as recognizing the speaker’s own empowerment and breaking taboos.

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