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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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    Dear friend,
    please do not think
    that I visualize guitars playing
    or my father arching his bone.
    I do not even expect my mother’s mouth.
    I know that I have died before....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Take a woman talking,
    purging herself with rhymes,
    drumming words out like a typewriter,
    planting words in you like grass seed.
    You’ll move off.
    —Anne Sexton (1928–1974)