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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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    Poets are sitting in my kitchen.
    Why do these poets lie?
    Why do children get children and
    Did you hear what it said?
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    When a little girl opens her bright eyes in the sunlight, there is no variety of options.
    Jean Arnold, U.S. inventor. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, ch. 9, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992)

    Oh thumb,
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    it is dark,
    where are the big people,
    when will I get there...?
    —Anne Sexton (1928–1974)