Confessionalism

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

July 3, 2012
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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.

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On the Bias Against Narrative Poetry

July 11, 2011
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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.

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Lowell’s Bedlam: M G Stephens

July 5, 2011
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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.

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Literary Movements: Insider as Outsider and Token Renegade

December 29, 2010
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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.”

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