Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Poem Meanings Make Having Vulnerabilities Seem Like A Blessing

Larry Busacca/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Confessional is a word that’s been applied to Taylor Swift’s music for years — but the adjective was first widely used to describe poetry, not pop, back when M.L. Rosenthal reviewed poet Robert Lowell’s work in 1959. So it feels fitting that the poems in Swift’s Target Reputation magazines slot so nicely into the genre, offering the same personal insights into the musician that we get from her songs. Heck, even the same but more , because her poetry seems directly focused on her feelings, rather than dropping breadcrumbs about famous people to a catchy backing beat. But this isn’t just about learning more about your favorite artist. Swift’s verses are exciting not just for their focus on herself, but in how universally applicable they can have to the reader. They teach us that vulnerability doesn’t have to be avoided. In fact, according to one interpretation of the poems, it can be the best thing of all. Readers can find the poems in the CD and magazine package offered at Target, with two volumes to choose between. Each magazine reportedly boasts its own unique selection of personal photos of the 27-year-old, one of two […]

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