HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNE SEXTON !

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“As it has been said:
Love and a cough
cannot be concealed.
Even a small cough.
Even a small love.”
Anne Sexton.
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Anne Sexton, american poet, was
born this day on 9 nov. 1928 in
Newton, Massachusetts(USA).

Regarded As One of The Most
Popular Amongst The Group of
Confessional Poets, Anne Sexton
Used The Trivia of Her Personal
Life As A Potent Theme For Her
Poetry And With An Uncanny
Frankness Plus Honesty
Presented In Beautiful Verse.

Afflicted With Mental Illness Since
Teenage, Anne Sexton, Had Been
To The Mental Care Homes Several
Times And During One Such
Hospital Stay, She Came In Contact
With Dr. Martin Orge, Who Had
Come Up With The Idea of
Making Poetry As A Therapy And
Suggested The Poet To Compose
Poetry !

The Idea Clicked And Sexton
Joined Various Poetry or Writing
Workshops Organized In n
Around Boston And That Led Her
Finally To The Tutelage of The
Great Poet, Robert Lowell, Where
She Met With Another Female
Poet Who Had Many Similiarity ,
Sylvia Plath And Had Perfected
Her Art !

Finding Mentor In W.D.Snodgrass
and Companion In Maxine
Kumine, Anne’s Poetic Journey
Took A Huge Leap !

She Authored Around 7 or 8
Books, Among Them Prominent
Were : ‘TO BEDLAM AND PART
WAY BACK’ , ‘THE STARRY NIGHT’ ,
‘TRANSFORMATIONS’ , ‘LIVE OR
DIE’ , ‘MERCY STREET(a two act
musical)’ , ‘MY PRETTY
ONES’ . . . .et.al !

She Was At Her Creative Height In
Sixties And Won Many Awards n
Fellowships Including The
Pulitzer In 1967 For Her Work,
‘LIVE OR DIE’ !

Obsessed With Self-Destruction ,
Anne Sexton, Had Attempted
Suicide Many Times And
Succeeded Finally In 1974 By
Gassing Herself In Her Garage,at
The Age of 46 !

Anne Sexton’s Theme of Poetry
Did Undergo a Change As She
Progressed In Her Writing Career
And As A Result Her Later Poems
Became More n More Impersonal
As She Touched The Women
Centric Themes and The Cultural
Shades of Contemporary Time!

The Intensity Of Her Verse Makes
Hers A Fine Read !

Today, Anne Sexton Would Have
Been 85 !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,ANNE SEXTON !
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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F, ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
Postal Code: 848101.
(+91) 9334411390.
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