Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

161. Consorting With Angels 7/11/2006
162. Rapunzel 3/29/2010
163. Sylvia's Death 3/29/2010
164. The Witch's Life 3/29/2010
165. For My Lover, Returning To His Wife 3/29/2010
166. Red Riding Hood 3/29/2010
167. A Curse Against Elegies 6/27/2006
168. Housewife 3/29/2010
169. Young 3/29/2010
170. Cigarettes And Whiskey And Wild, Wild Women 7/11/2006
171. Suicide Note 3/29/2010
172. The Kiss 6/27/2006
173. Her Kind 6/27/2006
174. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs 6/27/2006
175. Admonitions To A Special Person 6/27/2006
176. Baby Picture 6/27/2006
177. Barefoot 6/27/2006
178. Buying The Whore 6/27/2006
179. Anna Who Was Mad 6/27/2006
180. Cinderella 7/11/2006
181. Again And Again And Again 6/27/2006
182. Music Swims Back To Me 6/27/2006
183. Courage 7/11/2006
184. After Auschwitz 6/27/2006
185. Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) 6/27/2006
186. 45 Mercy Street 6/27/2006
187. I Remember 3/29/2010
188. For John, Who Begs Me Not To Enquire Further 3/29/2010

Comments about Anne Sexton

  • 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

For John, Who Begs Me Not To Enquire Further

Not that it was beautiful,
but that, in the end, there was
a certain sense of order there;
something worth learning
in that narrow diary of my mind,
in the commonplaces of the asylum
where the cracked mirror
or my own selfish death
outstared me.
And if I tried
to give you something else,
something outside of myself,
you would not know
that the worst of anyone
can be, finally,
an accident of hope.
I tapped my own head;
it was a glass, an inverted bowl.
It is a small thing
to rage in your own bowl.
At first it was private.
Then it ...

Read the full of For John, Who Begs Me Not To Enquire Further

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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