Suicidal poets wandered lonely as a cloud

日期:2019-03-06 12:17:02 作者:公螬 阅读:

By Catherine Zandonella THE words of poets may reveal if they will take their own lives. Poets are renowned for their suicidal nature—one review of 83 depressed poets from the past found that a quarter of them had committed suicide. While depression may predispose some people towards writing poetry, the very act of expressing deep emotions may push others over the edge. Some scholars believe this is what happened to American poet Sylvia Plath, who killed herself in 1963. But James Pennebaker, a psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin,