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By Paula M. Salvio,Madeleine R. Grumet

ISBN-10: 0791470970

ISBN-13: 9780791470978

ISBN-10: 0791470989

ISBN-13: 9780791470985

The poet’s existence as a teacher.

A Pulitzer Prize–winning poet who confessed the unrelenting affliction of dependancy 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 verified 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 impact on instructing. In doing so, she situates the instructing lifetime of Anne Sexton on the middle of a few of the main difficulties and questions in feminist instructing: navigating the precise distance among instructor and scholar, the connection among author and poetic topic, and the connection among emotional existence and data. interpreting Sexton’s pedagogy, with its “weird abundance” of strategies and methods, 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 e-book … is in making anything interesting and resonant out of adverse fabric. She is ready to exhibit how Sexton’s broken existence, and the poetry which used to be her actual concentration, got here jointly within the lecture room in compelling, if now not regularly chuffed or profitable, ways.” — Biography

“Our most sensible academics are dissonant and enigmatic figures; they hang-out and encourage us with their strangeness and impress in us nervous pleasure and wild suggestions. Paula Salvio’s engrossing meditation at the melancholic lifestyles and paintings of Anne Sexton remains on the subject of this discomforting insistence. With sensitivity, perception, braveness, and a writer’s aptitude, Salvio provides a compelling learn of Sexton’s existence that would galvanize readers to be glad about the ability of artistic, sincere, and looking scholarship.” — Deborah P. Britzman, writer of Novel schooling: Psychoanalytic reviews of studying and never Learning

“Who is the poet who teaches? while that poet is Sexton, Paula Salvio argues, the problem of training 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 e-book; the second one is that Salvio teaches her readers extra approximately Sexton, poetry, and educating 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 college of latest Hampshire and the coeditor (with Gail M. Boldt) of Love’s go back: Psychoanalytic Essays on youth, educating, and Learning.

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