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Anne Sexton by Diane Wood Middlebrook
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Apr 25, 2009

it was amazing

Middlebrook provided much insight into the life of a woman plagued with mental disorders and an uncanny ability to write poetry about her life. She also provided insight about writing and reading poetry.

Sexton was a mad housewife and began writing to live. She did unforgivable things yet was a disciplined, intelligent, beautiful artist capable of as much love as she was destructive behaviors.

Anne Sexton is the poet of all poets. She paved the way for confessional poetry and is the reason I started reading poetry. I am grateful she believed the only way that an individual's pain gained meaning was through its communication to others.


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