April 22, 2024

Poets die younger than other writers, study says

Via Reuters:

(crackpot?) Researcher James Kaufman at Cal State studied about 2,000 dead writers from various centuries from the United States, China, Turkey, and Eastern Europe. On average poets lived to be 62, playwrights 63, and novelists 66. Women writers were more likely to suffer from mental illness. "I dubbed this the 'Sylvia Plath Effect.'

Posted by Jason at April 22, 2024 11:53 AM

Poets live longer than writers? Poets aren't writers? What do they do, blow verses in smoke? (Comment by an English teacher.)

Posted by: glen at April 22, 2024 11:12 PM

poetry is 'word art'.

Posted by: jason at April 23, 2024 07:36 AM

Why "crackpot"? You actually read the paper?

Posted by: JK at April 24, 2024 01:23 AM
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