Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

121. The Fury Of Sunsets 3/29/2010
122. For John, Who Begs Me Not To Enquire Further 3/29/2010
123. The Witch's Life 3/29/2010
124. Said The Poet To The Analyst 3/29/2010
125. Live 3/29/2010
126. For The Year Of The Insane 3/29/2010
127. Love Letter Written In A Burning Building 3/29/2010
128. The Ballad Of The Lonely Masturbator 3/29/2010
129. Housewife 3/29/2010
130. Rapunzel 3/29/2010
131. The Consecrating Mother 3/29/2010
132. Rumpelstiltskin 3/29/2010
133. Wanting To Die 3/29/2010
134. Doctors 3/29/2010
135. Words 3/29/2010
136. The Abortion 3/29/2010
137. Suicide Note 3/29/2010
138. The Poet Of Ignorance 3/29/2010
139. Young 3/29/2010
140. Crossing The Atlantic 7/11/2006
141. The Addict 3/29/2010
142. Unknown Girl In A Maternity Ward 3/29/2010
143. Killing The Love 3/29/2010
144. Going Gone 3/29/2010
145. The Starry Night 3/29/2010
146. Ghosts 3/29/2010
147. In Celebration Of My Uterus 3/29/2010
148. The Dead Heart 3/29/2010
149. Elegy In The Classroom 3/29/2010
150. Cripples And Other Stories 7/11/2006
151. Bat 6/27/2006
152. Sylvia's Death 3/29/2010
153. 'Daddy' Warbucks 6/27/2006
154. August 17th 6/27/2006
155. As It Was Written 6/27/2006
156. Cockroach 7/11/2006
157. I Remember 3/29/2010
158. Clothes 7/11/2006
159. The Black Art 6/27/2006
160. August 8th 6/27/2006

Comments about Anne Sexton

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Kevin Patrick 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.

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

    Excellent poet. One of my All-Time favorites.

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  • 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 :)

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  • 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.

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

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

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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

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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