Can Poetry Romanticize Toxic Relationships?

While there’s a huge range of love poems, many glamorize unhealthy relationships.

Leigh Victoria Fisher, MS
5 min readJul 19, 2023

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I read a lot of poetry. If you also read a lot of poetry, this might be a question that’s struck you too.

I was recently listening to a poetry craft talk from the poet Brenda Shaughnessy where she discussed phenomenology in…

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Leigh Victoria Fisher, MS

Brooklyn-based writer and poet. Designer in NYC. Drinks books and loves coffee. Has an MS from NYU in Integrated Design & Media. Working on an MFA in Fiction.