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Transcript of Anne Sexton
While working with John Holmes, Sexton encountered Maxine Kumin. They became good friends and remained so for the rest of Sexton's life. Kumin and Sexton rigorously critiqued each other's work and wrote four children's books together. In the late 1960s the manic elements of Sexton's illness began to affect her career, though she still wrote and published work and gave readings of her poetry. She also collaborated with musicians, forming a jazz-rock group called "Her Kind" that added music to her poetry. Her play "Mercy Street" was produced in 1969 after several years of revisions. 
Within twelve years of writing her first sonnet, she was one of the most honored poets in America: a Pulitzer Prize winner, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature [and] the first female member of the Harvard chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Anne Sexton Quotes!
"Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard."
“The joy that isn't shared dies young.”
“Even without wars, life is dangerous.”
“God owns heaven but He craves the earth.”
“Death's in the good-bye.”
“I've grown tired of love, You are the trouble with me, I watch you walk right by”
“Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.” Facts
Sexton was close friends with Sylvia Plath.
release of tapes from Sexton’s therapy sessions stirred debates over patient-client confidentiality
In the tapes, Sexton intimated that she may have molested her daughter.
Won the Pulitzer in 1967 for her collection Live or Die.
Sexton’s poetry appeared in such noted publications as The New Yorker and Harper’s Review
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