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Comprehensive information about Anne Sexton including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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. This educational Anne Sexton resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left Maybe, although my heart is a kitten of butter, I am blowing it up like a zeppelin. Quote Right
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Quote Left Why do you gather, my townsmen? There is no news here.... Quote Right
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Quote Left He had kind eyes and hands and was a friend of sorrow. Thus they were married. After all he had compromised her. Quote Right
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Quote Left I brush my hair, waiting in the pain machine for my bones to get hard,... Quote Right
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Quote Left Father, you died once, salted down at fifty-nine, packed down like a big snow angel, wasn't that enough? Quote Right
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