By Paula M. Salvio,Madeleine R. Grumet
The poet’s existence as a teacher.
A Pulitzer Prize–winning poet who confessed the unrelenting soreness of dependancy and melancholy, Anne Sexton (1928–1974) used to be additionally a committed instructor. during this e-book, Paula M. Salvio opens up Sexton’s lecture room, uncovering a instructor who willfully verified that the non-public may be plural. how Sexton framed and used the private in educating and studying, Salvio considers the level to which our histories—both own and social—exert their impression on instructing. In doing so, she situates the educating lifetime of Anne Sexton on the heart of a few of the most important difficulties and questions in feminist educating: navigating definitely the right distance among instructor and pupil, the connection among author and poetic topic, and the connection among emotional existence and information. studying 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 id as a literal id, person who can communicate with nice strength to educators who realize its important position within the humanities classroom.
“Salvio’s success during this booklet … is in making whatever exciting and resonant out of adverse fabric. She is ready to convey how Sexton’s broken existence, and the poetry which was once her actual concentration, got here jointly within the lecture room in compelling, if now not consistently chuffed or profitable, ways.” — Biography
“Our most sensible academics are dissonant and enigmatic figures; they hang-out and encourage us with their strangeness and galvanize in us apprehensive pleasure and wild strategies. Paula Salvio’s engrossing meditation at the melancholic existence and paintings of Anne Sexton remains with regards to this discomforting insistence. With sensitivity, perception, braveness, and a writer’s aptitude, Salvio offers a compelling examine of Sexton’s existence that might impress readers to be pleased about the facility of inventive, sincere, and looking scholarship.” — Deborah P. Britzman, writer of Novel schooling: Psychoanalytic reports of studying and never Learning
“Who is the poet who teaches? whilst that poet is Sexton, Paula Salvio argues, the problem of educating character isn't faraway from the heart 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.