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Suggested Authors with Mood Disorders
  • William Blake
  • Lord Byron
  • Emily Dickinson
  • T.S. Eliot
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Victor Hugo
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Walt Whitman
  • Dylan Thomas
Other Suggestions
 Title Author     
Illness Notes
 A Psalm of Life    
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Depression 
 Poetry for Students
 Dover Beach
Matthew Arnold       
 Depression Overview and full text in Poetry for Students
 The Weight of Sweetness
Li-Young Lee
Depression
Overview and full text in Poetry for Students
 Tonight I Can Write
Pablo Neruda
Depression
Poetry for Students
 The Mystery
Louise Gluck
Depression, Anorexia
Poetry for Students
 Not Waving but Drowning
Stevie Smith
Depression
Poetry for Students
 Night Mother
Marsha Norman
Anorexia
Drama for Students
 The Thin People
Sylvia Plath
Anorexia