by Anne Sexton
Her Kind Resources
The Modern Poetry Project at Illinois does some seriously good work. Their links on Sexton include a chronology, a bibliography, and excerpts from several critics' takes on her poetry. Too good to be true? We thought so, too!
For a quick and dirty bio of Anne Sexton, look no further! Poets.org has got you covered.
You know you've made it big when the Poetry Society of America dedicates an Entire Conference to talking about you. Here's some of the outtakes from the papers given in honor of Anne Sexton.
We've got to admit, Anne Sexton is fun to watch! Here's a clip of her reading in her own home – complete with dogs barking, people interrupting, and the oh-so-cool poet herself. Want more? Don't worry – there's a whole series of YouTube videos of Sexton's life.
An early video recording of Sexton reading our very own poem, "Her Kind." Oh, and pictures of Sexton as a model. Aww, YouTube. You're just too good!
What can we say? The woman's got class! Here's a picture of Sexton in the '60s.
It's sometimes hard to tell! Here's Sexton in her library.
Check out the full collection of her poetry here.
Sexton may have produced some amazing poetry, but it often emerged out of a deeply troubled life. Find out more about the pressures which drove Sexton to the page in her biography.
Haven't gotten enough yet? Really? Well, then, there's just one thing for you: Sexton's letters – gathered here with the provocative title "Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters."