2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ENG 465 - The American Confessional Poets

A close study of the major poets associated with “confessional” writing, where the poet is perceived as speaking differently from his/her life, the stereotyped “tortured soul.” One important question will consider is how this perception has often clouded critical perceptions of these poets, and how we might be able to step back and look at the artistry in their greatest works. Poets to be closely studies include: Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, W.D. Snodgrass, and John Berryman.

1 semester. 3 credits.