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Readings to remember: Anne Sexton

Posted in Anne Sexton by lyrikline on 3. March 2014

American poet Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928 – October 4, 1974) was known for her highly personal and confessional poetry, revealing intimate details from her private life and her long battle against depression and mania.

Here we see Pulitzer Prize Winner Anne Sexton at home reading Wanting to Die.


The text of the poem can be found at Poetry Foundation.

The video clip is an excerpt of a longer, a fourteen-minute video splitted in two parts where you can see Anne Sexton at home reading, talking about poetry and about her family.
Great stuff indeed!  (Pt. 1, Pt. 2Now I’ll take my Budweiser.