Monday, January 24, 2011

QUICK LIT TREND OF THE WEEK! It's All About Confessional Poetry!

The in your face "literary trend" of the week is; "confessional poetry." This form of poetry emphasizes the intimate, and sometimes unflattering, information about details of the poet's personal life, such as in poems, about mental illness, sexuality, and despondence. It's poetry that get's your brain juices flowing and keeps you locked in to a poet whose giving you their confession.

What defines poetry as confessional is not the subject matter, but how the issue represented is explored. Confessional poetry explores personal details about the authors' life without meekness, modesty, or discretion. Because of this, confessional poetry is a popular form of creative writing that many people enjoy not only to read but to embark upon. Another element that is specific to this poetry is self-revelation achieved through creating the poem. This passes on to the reader, and a connection is made.

Anne Sexton


















Robert Lowell

Silvia Plath



Confessional poetry will always be a trend in literature. It's a trend that's truly a classic in the world of poetics. As poets continue to write, they will always confess their experiences to anyone who will listen.

By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio

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