Anne Sexton Quotes (62 quotes)
Letters to Dr. Y. - Words for Dr. Y (1978)
As quoted in: "The New York Times Book Review" (1985), p. 47
Selected poems (Oxford University Press, 1964), p. 90
The Dead Heart - The Awful Rowing Toward God (1975)
“My mouth blooms like a cut.
I've been wronged all year, tedious
nights, nothing but rough elbows in them
and delicate boxes of Kleenex calling crybaby
crybaby, you fool!”
The Kiss - Love Poems (1969)
The death notebooks (1974), p. 71 - ISBN: 9780395182819
The awful rowing toward God (1975)
The death notebooks (1974), p. 8
The Poet's Story, January 1, 1972 entry - A Small Journal (1974)
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Picture Source: WikipediaAnne Sexton
Born: November 9, 1928
Died: October 4, 1974 (aged 45)
Bio: Anne Sexton 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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