Author Archives: mdoug2013

Robert Creeley

The poet Robert Creeley (1926-2005) wrote cover blurbs for two of Maggie Nelson’s poetry collections: “The Scratch-Scratch Diaries” in Take Three, New Poets Series (1998) and The Latest Winter (2003). As guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2002, Creeley included Nelson’s poem “Sunday Night” from her collection Shiner (2001). Robert Creeley taught at Black […]

Maggie Nelson Essay on Anne Sexton

Maggie Nelson wrote her undergraduate thesis on poets Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. Here are an interesting trio of essays on Anne Sexton, including one by Maggie Nelson: “A Note on Anne Sexton and Her Critical Legacy.” In it Nelson quotes Wittgenstein and comments on the idea that critical interpretation influences how we experience texts. […]