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Anne Sexton

Anne SextonAKA Anne Gray Harvey

Born: 9-Nov-1928
Birthplace: Newton, MA
Died: 4-Oct-1974
Location of death: Weston, MA
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, MA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Live or Die

Father: Ralph Churchill Harvey (manufacturer, d. 1959)
Mother: Mary Gray Staples (d. 1959)
Husband: Alfred Murray Sexton II (m. 1948)
Daughter: Linda Gray Sexton
Daughter: Joyce Ladd Sexton

    High School: Rogers Hall, Lowell, MA
    University: Garland Junior College (one year)
    University: Boston University
    Professor: Boston University (1970-71)
    Professor: Colgate University (1971-72)

    Phi Beta Kappa Society honorary (11-Jun-1968)
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1967 for Live or Die
    Abortion
    Nervous Breakdown 1954
    Nervous Breakdown 1955
    Suicide Attempt 1956
    Suicide Attempt May-1957
    Lost Child Custody
    Nervous Breakdown 1963
    Risk Factors: Depression

Author of books:
To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960, poetry)
All My Pretty Ones (1962, poetry)
Live or Die (1966, poetry)
Love Poems (1969, poetry)
Transformations (1971, poetry)
The Book of Folly (1972, poetry)
The Death Notebooks (1974, poetry)
The Awful Rowing Toward God (1975, poetry)
45 Mercy Street (1976, poetry)
Uncollected Poems with Three Stories (1978, poetry)
No Evil Star: Selected Essays, Interviews, and Prose (1985)


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