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Anne Gray Harvey Sexton, American poet and playwright, was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ralph Harvey, a successful woolen manufacturer, and Mary Gray Staples. Sexton is known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book Live or Die.

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Quote Left There is a good look that I wear like a blood clot. I have sewn it over my left breast. I have made a vocation of it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Kicking the heart with pain's big boots running up and down the intestines like a motorcycle racer. Quote Right
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Quote Left At her best she is all red muscle, humming in and out, cajole by time. Where I go, she goes. Quote Right
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Quote Left His soul dropped down from heaven. Thank you, said Lazarus,... Quote Right
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Quote Left I am out of practice at living. You are as brave as a motorcycle. Quote Right
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