Linda Gray Sexton

Linda Gray Sexton (born July 21, 1953) is an American writer. She was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the elder daughter of poet Anne Sexton and Alfred Muller "Kayo" Sexton. In 1994, she wrote her memoirs of growing up with her mother, Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton. She has also written several novels and edited posthumous editions of her mother's works. She has written a new memoir, Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide, which will be published in January 2011, about which Erica Jong has written "Linda Sexton’s beautiful book is a cry for health and sanity. It will bring hope and understanding because it explains the way suicide blights families from generation to generation.”

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    Freud’s eye was the microscope of potency.
    By fortune, his gray ghost may meditate
    The spirits of all the impotent dead, seen clear,
    And quickly understand, without their flesh,
    How truly they had not been what they were.
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    What is the waiting head doing? It looks the same.
    Will it lean forward as I turn to go?
    I think I can hear it call to me below
    but no one came no one came.
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