Tag Archives: Confessional Poetry

Typewriters at the American Writers Museum

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! Thank you so much for your kind words anonymous visitor! We love bringing kids in, and […]

The Poetry of I: Crash Course on Confessional Poetry

What’s Happening In The Late 1950s-60s? Amid such cultural revelations as the Hula Hoop, LEGOs, color television, and Hitchcock’s Psycho, the Confessional poets were pioneering a new writing style during a time of change. From the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” Speech, to the first televised Presidential debates, […]