The Complete Poems

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Houghton Mifflin, 1999 - Poetry - 622 pages
The stuff of Sexton's life, mercilessly dissected, is here in the poems. Of all the confessional poets, none has had quite Sexton's 'courage to make a clean breast of it.' Nor has any displayed quite her brilliance, her verve, her headlong metaphoric leaps ... Women poets in particular owe a debt to Anne Sexton, who broke new ground, shattered taboos, and endured a barrage of attacks along the way because of the flamboyance of her subject matter ... Sexton has earned her place in the canon. --Maxine Kumin.

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User Review  - SpellboundRDR - LibraryThing

I've always been drawn to confessional poetry, so inevitably one of the first poets I came across when I started researching this genre was Anne Sexton. I was immediately addicted. Anne Sexton was a ... Read full review

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Anne Sexton's poetry gives insight into a woman's world in the sixties and seventies. Although the sixties were known as a time of liberation and free love, unrest and oppression still existed in ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Anne Sexton (1928-1974), the author of ten collections of poems, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.

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