Pixelated Faces in IRL (In Real Life) Places: Exploring How "Textese" in Melissa Broder's "So Sad Today" Builds Community Among Confessional Women Writers

UNCA Author/Contributor (non-UNCA co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Austin Dowdy (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
Web Site: http://library.unca.edu/
Erica Abrams Locklear

Abstract: "So Sad Today" is a collection of personal and confessional essays by poet and essayist, Melissa Broder, that uses texting language to write about the intimate details of the author's life. In this paper, the author looks at Broder's work, and that of other confessional poets.

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Language: English
Date: 2018
Melissa Broder, confessional poetry, life experiences

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