Essay on Anne Sexton : An Extravagant Poem Writer

1569 Words Dec 23rd, 2014 7 Pages
Anne Sexton, an extravagant poem and short story writer. Anne Gray Harvey Sexton was a poem and short story writer for most of her life. Sexton was a weird type of person during this time, because of the way she was raised. She mostly wrote about her life, family, and her mental illnesses. Anne Sexton won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry; an outstanding accomplishment during this time; she also was the writer of "Her Kind" during the Contemporary era.
Anne Gray Harvey Sexton was an extravagant person and yet had such a gruesome life. She was born on November 9, 1928; Anne was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Ralph Harvey and Mary Gray Staples. Sexton attended a boarding school, Rogers Hall, in Lowell, Massachusetts. She really hated school, she never could concentrate, occasionally she tried to persuade teachers to urge her parents to seek counseling for her. Sexton had suffered from mental illnesses for most of her life, she often wrote about her life and the bad situations such as her illness. Another reason she wrote about her life was because her father was an alcoholic, and her mother had been displeased by family life situations and problems. Sexton was the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry in 1967. This was a huge accomplishment for her because of all the depression she had gone through. Sextons themes for poetry often had to do with her suicidal tendencies, long battles of depression, and various intimate details of her private life. This…

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