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Anne Sexton (1928 - 1974)

Despite her long struggle with depression and attempted suicide, Anne built a legacy of sublime poetry.  She was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in London, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a high school teacher, seminar teacher at Boston University, etc.  She ended her own life on October 3, 1974, after a poetry reading.


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Anne Sexton's early poems


(great authors main page)


List of Works


To Bedlam and Part Way Back


All My Pretty Ones


Live or Die




Love Poems


The Death Notebooks


The Awful Rowing Toward God


45 Mercy Street


Words for Dr. Y: Uncollected Poems with Three Stories





(not a complete list)






The joy that isn't shared dies young.




Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.






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