Poet Anne Sexton was born on 9 November 1928.
- “I am a collection of dismantled almosts.”
- “Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.”
- “Writers are such phonies: they sometimes have wise insights but they don’t live by them at all. That’s what writers are like…you think they know something, but usually they are just messes.”
Poet Anne Sexton died 40 years ago today. In remembrance, here’s a clip of her reading Wanting to Die.
‘The Truth the Dead Know’ from ‘All My Pretty Ones’ (1962).
Men kill for this, or for as much.