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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    For Man is God
    and man is eating the earth up
    like a candy bar
    and not one of them can be left alone with the ocean
    for it is known he will gulp it all down.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    The stars are pears
    that no one can reach,
    even for a wedding.
    Perhaps for a death.
    —Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    You can’t write about people out of textbooks, and you can’t use jargon. You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a language that a six-year-old child can understand; and yet have the meanings and the overtones of language, and the implications, that appeal to the highest intelligence.
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