Anne Sexton    




Bold Type's Poetry Editor Ernest Hilbert writes on Sexton: "She formed a touring rock band, Her Kind (also the title of one of her most famous poems), and, in a long red satin dress, thrilled worshipful audiences with recitations of her incendiary poems, a rock star of poetry. While many of her poems are gaudy and overworked, as one would expect from such a passionate outpouring of painful emotion, her best work shows a poise and strength that places it among the best written in America since the Second World War."

Listen to Sexton read 'Music Swims Back to Me' and read an essay on the Anne Sexton Voice of the Poet recordings.

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