Category Archives: Poet and Writer Profiles

Anne Sexton: Suicide Confessor

Suicide is, after all, the opposite of the poem. ~Anne Sexton Today is the birthday of Anne Sexton (1928-1974), American poet of the “confessional school” of writing. Sexton was born in Newton, Massachusetts and raised in Boston suburbs. Although she … Continue reading

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When the Bright Star Faded: The Short Life of John Keats

Today is the birthday of John Keats (1795-1821), free spirit, lover, and beloved poet of the English Romantic period. Standing at a mere five feet in height, Keats was shy and unsure of himself. When he was able to overcome … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Have you ever in your “heart of hearts” wanted to “break the ice” with someone and waited “with bated breath” for the opportunity? Has anyone ever “set your teeth on edge” … maybe even your “own flesh and blood?” Have … Continue reading

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