Confessional Poems  March 20, 2011 - March 25, 2011

Reading and Deliberating


Write a poem which confesses, probably acts as a cathartic outburst. It should relate to something personal and deeply intimate to you e:g Sylvia Plath, Allan Ginsberg & Anne Sexton's are some pioneers in this form.

Heart Ache poems are acceptable but if teenage angst is your category, you may not have a great chance of winning..


Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath
Allan Ginsberg Allan Ginsberg
Anne Sexton Anne Sexton
John Berryman John Berryman
Theodore Roethke Theodore Roethke



29 Contestants
48 Submissions
Created Mar 21, 2011

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  • Writing may be submitted 3/20/2011 - 3/25/2011
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