Modern poetry // September 12, 2019
At the turn of the 20th century during the start of the Modernist era of literature, I saw poetry not as it was, but what it was trying to be. In this current era, where our conversations about our culture and our world are what most would consider much more technical, I believe it is a mistake to not consider that the arguments made by Modernist poets were also deep and full of ideas about what it meant define morality and reality.
the dying ride in cabs
confessional poetry // october 4, 2019
When people joke about suicide, there can be a hidden kernel of truth on their true feelings about it. Perhaps it is not "hidden" exceptionally well behind a joke or a poem, but it is a way to creatively interact with their emotions and confess their experiences. In this era of post-war poetry, we see an influx of voices that were not overly flowery or complicated, but those who spoke plainly on their experiences - which differed greatly from the typical white man that was given a platform so often in our society.
WSU English Literature major.
Scorpio Sun/Gemini Moon/Cancer Rising.