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'The Mortified Sessions': Alanis Morissette Reads A Poem She Wrote As A Child

First Posted: 01/24/2012 2:41 am Updated: 01/24/2012 3:11 am

Alanis Morissette iss one of the pre-eminent singer-songwriters of her generation. In 1995, she took the world by storm, selling more than 33 million copies of her debut album "Jagged Little Pill." On "The Mortified Sessions" (Mon., 8 p.m. EST on Sundance), she revealed that her love of writing began at an early age, reading a poem she wrote as a child.

While her ability to turn a phrase certainly improved over the years, there's something fun about going back to such an early work and seeing how a creative mind developed. Certainly Morissette herself was beside herself with laughter as she read lines like "It feels like you just came out of a pit" and "You might say bad words and get in heck."

Morissette confirmed toward the end of 2011 that she was finishing up work on her eighth studio album, currently untitled. She's made appearances on recent season finales of both "American Idol" and "The X Factor," and will be a guest mentor on "The Voice," maintaining a higher public profile in anticipation of the album's release. It remains to be seen if she can match her earlier sales heights. She even has a planned guest role on "Up All Night."

"The Mortified Sessions" continues Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on Sundance.

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