Tortured Poets Era

Welcome to our tortured poets era ✨

Where we’re going to be exploring the feelings of depression.


The colossus & other poems
Sylvia Plath

From an unfaithful and abusive marriage to improperly diagnosed depression, Sylvia Plath created beautiful, yet tortured art in her brief 30 years.
The complete poems of Emily Dickinson
by Emily Dickinson

A keen botanist and poet, caring for her ill mother led her to an isolated, but highly productive lifestyle, completing roughly 1,800 poems prior to her death at 55.
The poems of Dylan Thomas
by Dylan Thomas

Described as a “roistering, drunken and doomed poet,” this Welshman found both increased fame and a worsened drinking habit after his move to New York, resulting in his death at only 39.
Rimbaud complete
by Arthur Rimbaud

Known as an enfant terrible in his youth, this French poet only created more turbulence later in life, quitting writing after a romance gone wrong and working odd jobs during his final years.
The Achievement of Robert Lowell: a comprehensive selection of his poems with a critical introduction
by Robert Lowell

Lowell was hospitalized throughout his life due to bipolar disorder, and constantly troubled by the impact it had on his family and friends.
The dream songs
by John Berryman

Berryman taught and lectured at numerous universities, all while battling alcoholism and the multiple hospital stays that resulted from it. He died in 1972 after jumping from the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis.
I could pee on this: and other poems by cats
by Francesco Marciuliano