She drew her poems from a great depth in herself, and they continue to
stir us...Her voice remains a distinctive one in American poetry of the
past half century. -- J.D. McClatchy
From the joy and anguish
of her own experience, Sexton fashioned poems that told truths about
the inner lives of men and women. This book comprises Sexton's ten
volumes of verse, including the Pulitzer Prize-winner Live or Die, as
well as seven poems form her last years.
From the Publisher
The stuff of Anne's
life, mercilessly dissected, is here in the poems. Of all the
confessional poets, none has had quite Sexton's 'courage to make a
clean breast of it'...Anne Sexton has earned her place in the canon. --
About the Author/s
Maxine Kumin is the author of fifteen books of poetry, four novels, five collections of essays, short stories, and a memoir, and twenty children's books. Her book of poetry Up Country won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. She lives in New Hampshire.
Anne Sexton (1928-1974), the author of ten collections of poems, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.