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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 Still, it would be perfectly fine with me to die like a nice girl... Quote Right
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Quote Left Ms. Dog wouldn't give them her buttocks. She would moon at them.... Quote Right
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Quote Left Just once I knew what life was for. Quote Right
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Quote Left And what of the dead? They lie without shoes in their stone boats. They are more like stone Quote Right
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Quote Left I'm getting bored with it, I tell the typewriter,... Quote Right
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