Who is Anne Sexton?

  • (noun): United States poet (1928-1974).
    Synonyms: Sexton

Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928, Newton, Massachusetts – October 4, 1974, Weston, Massachusetts) was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967. Themes of her poetry include her suicidal tendencies, long battle against depression and various intimate details from her private life, including her relationships with her husband and children.

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Diane Middlebrook - Writings
... Light American Women Poets in the 20th Century (1985), and Selected Poems of Anne Sexton (1988) ... The edition of Anne Sexton's poetry helped lead to what can be described as Middlebrook's big break her book Anne Sexton, A Biography published in 1991 ... The Sexton biography became a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award ...

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