Anne Sexton

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Birthday
9, 1928
Birthplace
Newton, MA
Death Date
Oct 4, 1974 (45)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1928
Birthplace
Newton, MA
Death Date
Oct 4, 1974 (45)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning confessional poet known for such works as Live or Die, The Book of Folly, and To Bedlam and Part Way Back. Over the course of her career, she also co-wrote four children's books.

Before Fame

She studied at Boston University with fellow poet Robert Lowell.

Trivia

She published a two-act play called Mercy Street in 1969.

Family Life

She married Alfred Sexton, with whom she had two daughters. She committed suicide at the age of forty-five.

Associated With

She was a close friend of fellow confessional poet Sylvia Plath. Both women committed suicide.