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
... (1980), Coming to 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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    Then came the Americans with peanut butter.
    I gobbled it up like a vacation.
    I loved them all, even the GI who said “Jew pig”....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    All those girls
    who wore the red shoes,
    each boarded a train that would not stop.
    Stations flew by like suitors and would not stop.
    They all danced like trout on the hook.
    They were played with.
    —Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    I do not want to be covetous, but I think I speak the minds of many a wife and mother when I say I would willingly work as hard as possible all day and all night, if I might be sure of a small profit, but have worked hard for twenty-five years and have never known what it was to receive a financial compensation and to have what was really my own.
    Emma Watrous, U.S. inventor. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, ch. 8, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992)