Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

121. Lessons In Hunger 3/29/2010
122. Gods 3/29/2010
123. For The Year Of The Insane 3/29/2010
124. Menstruation At Forty 3/29/2010
125. The Abortion 3/29/2010
126. Suicide Note 3/29/2010
127. End, Middle, Beginning 3/29/2010
128. Rumpelstiltskin 3/29/2010
129. More Than Myself 3/29/2010
130. The Witch's Life 3/29/2010
131. Just Once 3/29/2010
132. Live 3/29/2010
133. Doctors 3/29/2010
134. Red Riding Hood 3/29/2010
135. The Consecrating Mother 3/29/2010
136. The Addict 3/29/2010
137. The Ballad Of The Lonely Masturbator 3/29/2010
138. For John, Who Begs Me Not To Enquire Further 3/29/2010
139. Rapunzel 3/29/2010
140. Crossing The Atlantic 7/11/2006
141. The Starry Night 3/29/2010
142. Sylvia's Death 3/29/2010
143. Wanting To Die 3/29/2010
144. Young 3/29/2010
145. Going Gone 3/29/2010
146. Cripples And Other Stories 7/11/2006
147. Words 3/29/2010
148. The Dead Heart 3/29/2010
149. In Celebration Of My Uterus 3/29/2010
150. Cockroach 7/11/2006
151. 'Daddy' Warbucks 6/27/2006
152. Despair 7/11/2006
153. For My Lover, Returning To His Wife 3/29/2010
154. Elegy In The Classroom 3/29/2010
155. As It Was Written 6/27/2006
156. Bat 6/27/2006
157. The Black Art 6/27/2006
158. Clothes 7/11/2006
159. Killing The Love 3/29/2010
160. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs 6/27/2006

Comments about Anne Sexton

  • 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.

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  • 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 -
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 ...

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After Auschwitz

Anger,
as black as a hook,
overtakes me.
Each day,
each Nazi
took, at 8: 00 A.M., a baby
and sauteed him for breakfast
in his frying pan.

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