Stingley, Katherine Marie
Small Mercies is a collection of poetry that examines the stories and characters of popular mythology that remain in the collective conscious of today. As the first and third sections deconstruct classic Greek and Roman myths, the second section recreates this form of storytelling in original myths. While this collection deals with themes of motherhood, love, and aging, it focuses on comparing the human to the inhuman. By exploring humanity’s relationships with beasts, sirens, and the elements, Small Mercies ultimately asks the reader to consider what humanity truly is.
poetry, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Titans, humanity, mythology, monsters, sirens, Honors College
Stingley, K. M. (2015). Small mercies (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.