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
... 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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    I have come back
    but disorder is not what it was.
    I have lost the trick of it!
    The innocence of it!
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    I have a blood bolt
    and I have made it mine.
    With this man I take in hand
    his destiny and with this gun
    I take in hand the newspapers and
    with my heat I will take him.
    —Anne Sexton (1928–1974)