Anne Sexton

(9 November 1928 – 4 October 1974 / Newton, Massachusetts)

Anne Sexton Poems

1. Song For A Lady 8/7/2015
2. The Legend Of The One-Eyed Man 3/29/2010
3. The Fury Of Overshoes 3/29/2010
4. Where I Live In This Honorable House Of The Laurel Tree 3/29/2010
5. The Fury Of Cooks 3/29/2010
6. The Fury Of Jewels And Coal 3/29/2010
7. The Stand-Ins 3/29/2010
8. Some Foreign Letters 3/29/2010
9. The Author Of The Jesus Papers Speaks 3/29/2010
10. The Errand 3/29/2010
11. The Angel Food Dogs 3/29/2010
12. The Balance Wheel 3/29/2010
13. The Waiting Head 3/29/2010
14. The Division Of Parts 3/29/2010
15. The Child Bearers 3/29/2010
16. The Wedding Ring Dance 3/29/2010
17. Old Dwarf Heart 3/29/2010
18. Portrait Of An Old Woman On The College Tavern Wall 3/29/2010
19. Woman With Girdle 3/29/2010
20. The Fury Of Guitars And Sopranos 3/29/2010
21. The Fury Of God's Good-Bye 3/29/2010
22. Raccoon 3/29/2010
23. The Assassin 3/29/2010
24. The Firebombers 3/29/2010
25. The Kite 3/29/2010
26. The Bells 3/29/2010
27. The Big Boots Of Pain 3/29/2010
28. The Expatriates 3/29/2010
29. In Memoriam 3/29/2010
30. The Touch 3/29/2010
31. The Fury Of Earth 3/29/2010
32. Letter Written On A Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound 3/29/2010
33. For Johnny Pole On The Forgotten Beach 3/29/2010
34. The Wifebeater 3/29/2010
35. Funnel 3/29/2010
36. The Evil Seekers 3/29/2010
37. The Exorcists 3/29/2010
38. The Hangman 3/29/2010
39. With Mercy For The Greedy 3/29/2010
40. The Break Away 3/29/2010

Comments about Anne Sexton

  • Anne Sexton (11/30/2017 5:48:00 AM)

    She was fucking mental but I love her.

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  • Russ B (11/23/2016 5:27:00 AM)

    Some people can be extremely judgemental and by being so miss entirely the whole point of the bigger picture. Anne Sexton was a brilliant poet and wrote many excellent pieces of poetry and at close of day it is the poetry that really matters.

  • Stephen W (7/27/2016 5:34:00 AM)

    Read her bio. She was a crazy person. They say she is 'modern model of a poet. This is very sad. Poetry does not have to be about madness. Lunacy is what it is. It's not poetic, just horrible suffering.

  • Lindsay Macdonald (2/7/2016 1:06:00 PM)

    Her words are simply breathtaking. It is confessionalism, said plainly in its truest form without ever being meaningless.

  • Lydia Kim (11/29/2014 6:29:00 PM)

    She's so eloquent and her words have such a pure depth. They're so honest and neither said with good nor bad intentions. Anne Sexton will live on in me and I'm sure in many others.

  • S B (5/5/2014 5:48:00 PM)

    Has many beautiful poems written, pointing out one of my favorites, Red Roses

  • Franko Macan (3/4/2014 6:37:00 AM)

    Red Roses, was the first of Anne's poems I ever read. A powerful emoatinal peices comparable to Paula Meehan's poem about her dead Mother.
    It helped me embark on a story of my life, which Ihope to have publishes, which includes childhood psychological and emoational abuse leading to bouts of adult Schizophrenia, and many other issues. Thanks Anne where ever you are; hopefully with the other great pure of hearts too good for this world, like Elvis. To me you were the Elvis of poetry. Out there in a league of your own: the Queen of poets, giving many lesser mortals like me inspiration.

  • Thomas Revitt (8/31/2013 9:34:00 PM)

    45 Mercy Street is one of the great American poems. It reflects American every day life and individual loneliness and loss, and it captures them both almost in the same line.

  • Samanthia Moore Samanthia Moore (6/25/2013 3:19:00 PM)

    I really like anne saxton, she is a really good writter. besides what critics think of her i think shes amazing.

  • Kevin Patrick (11/28/2012 10:16:00 PM)

    A fabulous poet, her use of language is commanding, Anne was a modern poet who did not use any of the clichés of pretentious Victorianism, her subjects are tough and emotional, she talks about the dark side because she lived in the dark side and you will never get a better depiction of depression then from this woman.

Best Poem of Anne Sexton

45 Mercy Street

In my dream,
drilling into the marrow
of my entire bone,
my real dream,
I'm walking up and down Beacon Hill
searching for a street sign -
namely MERCY STREET.
Not there.

I try the Back Bay.
Not there.
Not there.
And yet I know the number.
45 Mercy Street.
I know the stained-glass window
of the foyer,
the three flights of the house
with its parquet floors.
I know the furniture and
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,
the servants.
I know the cupboard of Spode
the boat of ice, solid silver,
where the ...

Read the full of 45 Mercy Street

The Black Art

A woman who writes feels too much,
those trances and portents!
As if cycles and children and islands
weren't enough; as if mourners and gossips
and vegetables were never enough.
She thinks she can warn the stars.
A writer is essentially a spy.
Dear love, I am that girl.

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