Confessional poetry.

This one’s tricky. The best is good, yet so much is little more than what John Ashbery called ‘a sodden dump.’

I don’t doubt for an instant the suffering.

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/brief-guide-confessional-poetry

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/sylvia-plath

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/48999

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/s_z/sexton/sexton_life.htm

http://www.poemhunter.com/anne-sexton/poems/

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/for-the-union-dead/

http://www.people.virginia.edu/~sfr/enam312/2004/lowell.html

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/robert-lowell

 

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