Anne Sexton Reads Her Kind/Divorce, Thy Name Is Woman/Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman and Other Poems/Cassette
Anne Sexton's poems are brutally honest, often controversial, and always thought-provoking. Her work continues to dazzle new generations of readers and listeners.
On this recording, made shortly before her death in 1974, Ms. Sexton reads twenty-four poems selected from different periods in her creative life, all in a dramatic, resonant voice that complements the deeply pers...more
Since she reads the poems from Rowing the recording was presumably done shortly before the end of her life. By this time she must've read some of those poems to audiences a dozen times - could this be why she almost seems to sing them?
Her parents didn’t expect much of her academically, and after completing her schooling at Rogers Hall, sh...more