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Confessional Poetry

Sylvia Plath 50 Years Later: What Modern Feminism Can Learn From Ariel

Anis Shivani | Posted 04.16.2013 | Books
Anis Shivani

Today, after 50 years of academic assimilation, one finds little poetry that stands up well to Sylvia Plath's urgent retort to patriarchy, militarism and domesticity.

What We Can Learn From Sharon Olds and Sylvia Plath About Poetry and Confession

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Arts
Christina Patterson

Very few poets match Sharon Olds in the discipline she brings to her best work. You can't be human and read the poems in her collection Stag's Leap, which last week won the T.S. Eliot prize for poetry, and not sometimes hear yourself gasp.