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  • Lowell And Sexton
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    In September of 1958, Anne Sexton enrolled in a graduate level poetry class at Boston University and began her career as a poet. Her professor was the highly-esteemed Robert Lowell, famous among the Boston Brahmin for his literary and intellectual family as well as his own work. In that September, Lowell had yet to publish Life Studies or For the Union Dead, the two publications that would bring him the most notoriety, and Sexton had not even begun to think of her first book, To Bedlam and Part ...
  • Kumin's Poetry
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    Emory Elliott, et. al. "There is no more, no less, peace of mind in the disciplined life of the barnyard than there is in the routine of the office", writes Maxine Kumin in In Deep: Country Essays (1987) after many years of raising horses on her New Hampshire farm. Typical of Kumin's temperate manner, this statement reflects the unsentimental relationship to nature and the sober acceptance of human limitations that characterize her poetry. Family relationships, husbandry, and the inner life of w...
  • Sexton's Friend
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    To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph In the poem 'To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph', Anne Sexton alludes to the flight of Icarus and Daedalus and to 'To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing' to convey a message to a friend. I think this poem was written to reassure a friend that what she did was the right thing. Perhaps a father figure of the friend advised her to do something and she defied him, making herself feel worried that she did the wrong thing. William Butler Yeats on...
  • In Celebration Of My Uterus
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    Peter. Sch long. Richard. Big Jim. Are any of these words more than mildly offensive My contention is that, although they aren't a part of my regular speech, they are only mildly unpleasant, if at all. Some forms of the word "penis" even evoke a sense of power. A man's worth is sometimes said to be measured by the girth of his package. In relation to the previously started discussion, does the word "vagina" roll off one's back as easily The common answer would be no. Forms of the word "vagina" a...
  • Of Sexton's Other Poems
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    All Her Pretty Ones, and then some... An interpretation of the poetry of Anne Sexton Anne Gray Harvey was born in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1928. After attending one year of college, she eloped and married Alfred "Kayo" Sexton at the age of nineteen. They had their first daughter in 1953, and shortly after, in 1954, Anne Sexton was diagnosed with postpartum depression. Sexton was soon admitted to Westwood Lodge, a neuropsychiatric hospital. One year later, after the birth of her second daughter,...
  • Sexton's Poetry
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    Anne Sexton was an excellent poet; she was both inspirational and brutally honest. Sexton's poems present a true sense of the world, not the sugar- coated version usually heard. She touched on subjects that were considered to be taboo in her era; everything from incest to masturbation. Sexton was born in 1928. She grew up in a conventional middle- class family, in Massachusetts. Sexton married in her teens and worked as a fashion model. She had her first child at the age of twenty five, and it w...

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