Confessionalism

Melodrama, MFAs, and Life as a Movie: Carina Finn talks with Lisa Marie Basile

by Lisa Marie Basile Reviews & Interviews
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I wanted to create a space where I could be honest without feeling required to adhere to some arbitrary notion of what was True.

On the Bias Against Narrative Poetry

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Many young poets can not accept that telling a story, or relating some sort of narrative arc is conducive to the highest aims of poetry.

Lowell’s Bedlam: M G Stephens

by M G Stephens Poetry and Poetics
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Alfred Corn’s play gives us an inner portrait of Robert Lowell that is not found in either the biography or the poetry itself.

Literary Movements: Insider as Outsider and Token Renegade

by Joe Weil Academia
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When gaining a foothold among the establishment, it is important the so called “outsiders” or mavericks have a figure fully anchored within the establishment who can be “acceptable.”