BIOGRAPHISM, CONFESSION, INDIVIDUATION.
THE POETRY BETWEEN PSYCHOCRITICISM AND SOCIOPOETICS
While it conveys its source's message, (literary) confession also modifies the said source; and, even more, it conveys more than the purported message, as it borrows from the originating source a psychological context deeply marked by the minor and major history he/she transverses. Thus, the most intimate confession allows rather involuntarily the edification a sociological discourse – confessivity has a surprising yet undeniable social nature which explains why concepts designed for the analysis of prose, such as Jérôme Meizoz's posture littéraire, may prove that useful in the analysis of confessional poetry. And, even more suprisingly, this social nature of confessivity works in both ways – that is to say, literary texts intended to have only a social intention and intension also involuntarily confess most intimate details regarding their author's profile. Poetry is therefore a genre of the biographical; and it is my opinion that, in these times when the private and the public undertake a crucial process of mutual re-accomodation, the interest in the both private-public nature of poetry will resuscitate – as some recent sociological studies already confirm. And this also explains why poetry has found its ideal medium in Internet and Facebook, where the relation between private and public is constantly re-negotiated and re-defined.
Keywords: contemporary poetry, social nature of confessivity, poetry as a genre of the biographical, poetry and Internet, poetry and Facebook.