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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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    I live in my wooden legs and O
    my green green hands.
    Too late
    to wish I had not run from youpollo,
    blood moves still in my bark bound veins.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Men decided a few centuries ago that any job they found repulsive was women’s work.
    Frances Gabe, U.S. scientist. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, ch. 15, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992)

    When a daughter tries suicide
    and the chimney falls down like a drunk
    and the dog chews her tail off
    and the kitchen blows up its shiny kettle
    and the vacuum cleaner swallows its bag
    and the toilet washes itself in tears ...
    —Anne Sexton (1928–1974)