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The confessional poets

by Robert S. Phillips

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Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Confession in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 161-164.

    Statement[by] Robert Phillips. With a pref. by Harry T. Moore.
    SeriesCrosscurrents/modern critiques
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS323.5 .P5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 173 p.
    Number of Pages173
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5416924M
    ISBN 100809306425
    LC Control Number73008970

      As fresh and different as the work of these poets appeared at the time, it is also true that several poets prominent in the canon of Western literature, perhaps most notably Sextus Propertius and Petrarch, could easily share the label of "confessional" with the confessional poets of . For the Union Dead Lowell’s place among the Confessional poets Buy Study Guide To the contemporary reader, the term “Confessional poetry” is closely associated with the work of Sylvia Plath, but the term was first coined by M. L. Rosenthal in an article he wrote about Robert Lowell 's Life Studies.

      The confessional poets were not merely recording their emotions on paper; craft and construction were extremely important to their work. While their treatment of the poetic self may have been groundbreaking and shocking to some readers, these poets maintained a high level of craftsmanship through their careful attention to and use of prosody.   In comparison to female confessional poets, male confessional poetry has been regarded with less ridicule as accusations of being merely ‘therapeutic’. This is often due to the detachment which occurs with the adoption of personas, even though female poets such as Sexton, Plath and even Olds integrate the use of personas in their work as well.

    Critic M. L. Rosenthal coined the term “Confessional Poetry” in reviewing Robert Lowell’s Life Studies, published in The term has since been applied to the works of several poets, primarily Lowell, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath and W. D. Snodgrass. Confessional Poetry: Selected full-text books and articles Confessional Poetry & the Artifice of Honesty By Yezzi, David New Criterion, Vol. 16, No. 10, June Read preview Overview.


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Confessional poetry is the poetry of the personal or "I." This style of writing emerged in the late s and early s and is associated with poets such as Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and W.

's book Life Studies was a highly personal account of his life and familial ties and had a significant impact on American poetry. The Origins of Confessional Poetry. The term “confessional” was first used by a reviewer looking over Robert Lowell’s fourth book, Life Studies in The reviewer, a man by the name of M.

Rosenthal, described Lowell as moving beyond what other poets had engaged in when it came to sharing one’s emotions and experiences. As the name implies, confessional poetry is poetry of self-revelation.

Brought to light in the s and ‘60s by poets like Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton and W.D. Snodgrass, confessional poetry serves to reveal an author’s repressed anguish or deepest emotions through verses about the most personal of subjects. Published inOpen House, Roethke's first book, took ten years to write and was critically acclaimed for its brief lyricism.

The collection’s intimate, personal quality-—"my secrets cry aloud" and "my heart keeps open house"—heavily influenced later Confessional poets, including Sylvia Plath. The phrase “confessional poetry” burst into common usage in September of The confessional poets book, when the critic M.L.

Rosenthal coined it in his review of Robert Lowell’s Life Studies in the book, which contained poems that unsparingly detailed Lowell’s experiences of marital strife, generational struggle, and mental illness, marked a dramatic turn in his career.

Books shelved as confessional-poetry: Ariel by Sylvia Plath, The Awful Rowing Toward God by Anne Sexton, The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath, The Complet. I guess for me, “post-confessional” would apply to poems that enter into a place of psychic fracture, often involving family, and elaborate on or develop techniques used by the confessional poets.

Maybe I’d also include approaching family or psychic trauma from an original angle or perspective. Confessional Poets Homework Help Questions. Anne Sexton: If Sexton is confessional, what is it that she is confessing.

Throughout history, poets have tried to explain the nature of consciousness. Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp.

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Confessional poems always have an autobiographical touch to them. Lyrical Workmanship Rather than just pouring your heart out on a paper, confessional poets maintained a level of craftsmanship. They paid attention to rhyme and prosody in their poems.

Use of allusions, metaphors, etc., can. Famous Confessionals: Poets and Writers Who were the most famous confessional poets, philosophers and other similar writers. For my purposes here, I will define a "confessional" as someone who lays himself/herself bare for public inspection and scrutiny.

Please keep in mind that the opinions expressed here are one man's, and thus subjective. Confessional poetry is the poetry of the personal.

This genre is mainly focused on extreme moments of individuals, their private experience and psyche. Confessional poets‘ private experiences are revealed in their poetry. Confessional poetry is quite different from traditional : Israt Jahan. The result was his collection Life Studies (), an extraordinary book that changed modern poetry and paved the way for the younger Confessional poets.

Sylvia Plath Arguably the most famous Confessional poet, Plath actively wrote and published poetry in her youth, achieved academic excellence in her college years, and accepted a Fulbright.

Other Confessional Poets Plath was a pioneer of confessional poetry, but there were others who helped popularize the form. They include Anne Sexton, Robert Lowell, W.D. Snodgrass and John Berryman. Confessional poetry as a genre was first characterized by the critic M.

Rosenthal in It has become a potent force, and its practitioners the poetic voices of our time. The poetry is highly subjective, written with frankness and lack of re­straint, and focuses on the ugliness of life.

Its leading practitioners, Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton, W. Snodgrass, and John Berryman, have all. The Wounded Surgeon: Confession and Transformation in Six American Poets is a book by Adam Kirsch, published in by W. Norton & Company (ISBN ).

The book considers in turn the work of six poets whose work has often been labelled 'confessional': Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Randall Jarrell, Delmore Schwartz and Sylvia Plath. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvi, p. 22 cm.

Contents: The confesssional mode in modern American poetry. --Robert Lowell: free-lancing along the razor's edgeW.D. Snodgrass and the sad hospital of the worldAnne Sexton: the blooming mouth and the bleeding roseJohn Berryman's literary offensesThe inward journeys of Theodore Roethke.

In order to feel this fire, poets must be passionate about what they’re writing about. Duende can be the driving force behind writing confessional and/or. Poets & Writers Live is an initiative developed in response to interviews and discussions with writers from all over the country.

When we asked what Poets & Writers could do to support their writing practice, time and again writers expressed a desire for a more tangible connection to other writers. The confessional poets on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The confessional poetsManufacturer: Southern Illinois University Press.Confessional poetry is the poetry of personal or ‘I’. It is the poetry which springs from the personal life of the poet.

Private experiences, alcoholism, masturbation, and feelings about. Confessional Poetry Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. If you are a student or academic complete our librarian recommendation form to recommend the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to your librarians for an institutional free trial.