By Paula M. Salvio,Madeleine R. Grumet

The poet’s existence as a teacher.

A Pulitzer Prize–winning poet who confessed the unrelenting suffering of habit and melancholy, Anne Sexton (1928–1974) used to be additionally a devoted instructor. during this e-book, Paula M. Salvio opens up Sexton’s school room, uncovering a instructor who willfully proven that the private may be plural. taking a look at how Sexton framed and used the non-public in educating and studying, Salvio considers the level to which our histories—both own and social—exert their effect on instructing. In doing so, she situates the instructing lifetime of Anne Sexton on the middle of a few of the major difficulties and questions in feminist instructing: navigating the right distance among instructor and pupil, the connection among author and poetic topic, and the connection among emotional existence and data. reading Sexton’s pedagogy, with its “weird abundance” of strategies and techniques, Salvio argues that Sexton’s use of the autobiographical “I” is as a lot a literary identification as a literal id, person who can communicate with nice strength to educators who realize its very important function within the humanities classroom.

“Salvio’s success during this publication … is in making whatever exciting and resonant out of adverse fabric. She is ready to exhibit how Sexton’s broken existence, and the poetry which was once her actual concentration, got here jointly within the school room in compelling, if no longer consistently satisfied or winning, ways.” — Biography

“Our top lecturers are dissonant and enigmatic figures; they hang-out and encourage us with their strangeness and impress in us fearful pleasure and wild strategies. Paula Salvio’s engrossing meditation at the melancholic lifestyles and paintings of Anne Sexton remains just about this discomforting insistence. With sensitivity, perception, braveness, and a writer’s aptitude, Salvio provides a compelling research of Sexton’s lifestyles that may galvanize readers to be pleased about the facility of inventive, sincere, and looking scholarship.” — Deborah P. Britzman, writer of Novel schooling: Psychoanalytic experiences of studying and never Learning

“Who is the poet who teaches? whilst that poet is Sexton, Paula Salvio argues, the difficulty of educating personality isn't faraway from the guts of the room. the truth that Sexton hasn't ever been studied via this lens is the 1st cause to learn this publication; the second one is that Salvio teaches her readers extra approximately Sexton, poetry, and instructing than any direction I know.” — sunrise Skorczewski, writer of educating One second at a Time: Disruption and service within the Classroom

Paula M. Salvio is affiliate Professor of schooling on the collage of recent Hampshire and the coeditor (with Gail M. Boldt) of Love’s go back: Psychoanalytic Essays on youth, instructing, and Learning.

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