What is an Elegy?

So, what is an elegy? While commonly used to reflect on death, an elegy is any poem that contains a serious reflection. Here at Ephemeral Elegies, we want to read your reflections about life, love, and loss. Confessional poetry can be hugely cathartic, and we exist to support and share your poetic journeys. Photo by... Continue Reading →

What is Confessional Poetry?

Photo by Kat Jayne on Pexels.com In brief, Confessional Poetry is personal. It is self-reflective and written in first-person. This type of poetry rose to prominence in the 1950s and 60s and discussed previously taboo issues: mental health, trauma, and relationship strife. Some of the most well-known poets in this style are Anne Sexton and... Continue Reading →

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