Tagged: Anne Sexton

Ann Sexton – More Poems

Her poems are like music, and her confessional style is at times breath-taking. No matter how many poems she writes, the emotional pain never goes away.   Her Kind I have gone out, a possessed witch, haunting the black air, braver at night; dreaming evil, I have done my hitch over the plain houses, light by light: lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind. A woman like that is not a woman, quite. I have been her kind. I have found the warm caves in the woods, filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves, closets, silks, innumerable goods; fixed the suppers for...

Ann Sexton – Biography

Ann Sexton is a tragic writer; she struggled throughout her life with depression. She is a “confessional poet” who writes about her experiences of emotional pain, and as a woman, living in a male-dominated society.  She lived from 1928 to 1974. Here is her biography from Poets.org: “Anne Gray Harvey was born in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1928. She attended Garland Junior College for one year and married Alfred Muller Sexton II at age nineteen. She enrolled in a modeling course at the Hart Agency and lived in San Francisco and Baltimore. In 1953 she gave birth to a daughter. In...

Anne Sexton: Poems

You All Know the Story of the Other Woman He puts his bones back on, Turning the clock back an hour. She knows flesh, that skin balloon, the unbound limbs, the boards, the roof, the removable roof. She is his selection, part time. You know the story too! Look, when it is over he places her, like a phone, back on the hook. When a man enters woman When man enters woman like the surf biting the shore again and again, and the woman opens her mouth in pleasure and her teeth gleam like the alphabet Logos appears milking a...