Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

41. The Break 3/29/2010
42. The Wifebeater 3/29/2010
43. The Balance Wheel 3/29/2010
44. Wallflower 3/29/2010
45. The Kite 3/29/2010
46. The Evil Seekers 3/29/2010
47. When Man Enters Woman 3/29/2010
48. Kind Sir: These Woods 3/29/2010
49. The Inventory Of Goodbye 3/29/2010
50. The Children 3/29/2010
51. The Break Away 3/29/2010
52. Star-Nosed Mole 3/29/2010
53. Lullaby 3/29/2010
54. The Red Dance 3/29/2010
55. What's That 3/29/2010
56. The Author Of The Jesus Papers Speaks 3/29/2010
57. Elizabeth Gone 3/29/2010
58. Hornet 3/29/2010
59. That Day 3/29/2010
60. The Civil War 3/29/2010
61. The Breast 3/29/2010
62. The Play 3/29/2010
63. The Fury Of Hating Eyes 3/29/2010
64. For God While Sleeping 3/29/2010
65. The Bells 3/29/2010
66. To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph 3/29/2010
67. The Earth 3/29/2010
68. Knee Song 3/29/2010
69. The Lost Ingredient 3/29/2010
70. Said The Poet To The Analyst 3/29/2010
71. The Moss Of His Skin 3/29/2010
72. The Fury Of Abandonment 3/29/2010
73. In The Deep Museum 3/29/2010
74. The Double Image 3/29/2010
75. Where It Was At Back Then 3/29/2010
76. Locked Doors 3/29/2010
77. Hutch 3/29/2010
78. Lobster 3/29/2010
79. The Exorcists 3/29/2010
80. The Earth Falls Down 3/29/2010

Comments about Anne Sexton

  • 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.

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  • Kaye Rose (5/7/2012 7:22:00 PM)

    Anne Sexton is my absolute favorite poet. She wasn't ever afraid to tackle a subject and I admire that; it's a mystery what might have come from her had she not committed suicide. We lost some great work most likely due to that.

  • Cherie Chetyrbok (2/21/2012 12:39:00 AM)

    Excellent poet. One of my All-Time favorites.

  • Amy Marie Amy Marie (12/19/2010 3:43:00 PM)

    I love her style. I recently made her one of my three favorite poets :)

  • fleur de lys (7/25/2009 10:39:00 PM)

    She gets on my nerves too but I can't think of title 'The Awful Rowing Towards God' without smiling.

  • Indigo Hawkins (2/15/2008 4:42:00 PM)

    Sexton gets on my nerves. A lot. Some of her witticisms are hilarious, though.

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 -
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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