Sunday, October 29, 2017

Poetry and madness …

… Poet Robert Lowell’s ‘graced but damaged’ life | America Magazine. (Hat tip, G. E. Reutter.)

Religion seemed to offer Lowell a way to process his manic moods. Jamison notes, “Religious images and devotional practice were natural metaphors for Lowell, a way to make sense of his intense ecstasies and put them to use; the church provided a rich, ancient, and complex language.”

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