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Posts Tagged ‘Anne Sexton’

A Post That Proves We Are Not Ready to Purge Trisha Low July 14, 2014: We’re definitely not ready to stop talking about her literary debut, The Compleat Purge (Kenning, 2013), which has knocked our socks off and Patrick Gaughan’s too, who reviews Trisha [...] by

How Anne Sexton Won the Pulitzer Prize June 17, 2014: If you happen to have a spare $159.60 you don’t know what to do with, you might want to consider purchasing Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry (available on Amazon.com). It makes for some [...] by

10 Cherished Books June 9, 2014: 1. I feel fortunate to have met Ted Berrigan, just once, during my first trip to New York in October 1982. I really wanted to meet Alice Notley, his wife, whose poetry I knew and admired more than [...] by

The Noise, The Night April 18, 2014: On Monday night I stayed up until 3 a.m. waiting for a glimpse of the blood moon, a lunar eclipse where the moon shifts into earth’s shadow and flushes red with the light of the sun rising and [...] by

The Poetry of Our Youth April 25, 2013: Why can’t I hear the music of my youth with objectivity? I really don’t know if The Unforgettable Fire is a great album or not because I loved U2 so ardently in high school that the profound and [...] by

Having Martinis with Plath and Sexton January 3, 2013: The holidays came and went, and in the flurry of eggnog and balls dropping, we missed this item over at This Recording. Emily Rosenberg writes about finding affinities rather than strife between [...] by

Sylvia Plath Is My Friend December 12, 2012: Lauren Quinn at This Recording has posted a bunch of vignettes of what it’d be like to be friends with famous (dead) poets. She talks about bad poetry readings with Jim Carroll, cooking with [...] by

‘Poets tend to inhabit life’s extremes, living hard and loving harder’: Five Poet Biopics We’ll Probably Never See October 22, 2012: With The Sessions now in theaters, Christine Spines wrote this article at Word & Film. In it, she imagines five biopics centered on the life of a poet. Of Anne Sexton, she writes: A Courtney [...] by

“Look, should I let that damn dog in?”: Anne Sexton at Home August 24, 2012: Although this video of Anne Sexton at home reading poems and talking about poetry and her family (divulging her husband’s stance on her reading style and consulting with her daughter, for two) [...] by

Consorting with Angels: on Anne Sexton February 7, 2012: The Third Coast International Audio Festival recently aired an audio documentary about Anne Sexton, which covers her life, her poetry, her therapist, and her fraught relationship with her family. The [...] by