Literary movement, confessional poetry spouse, alfred muller sexton ii (1948– 1973) children linda gray sexton joyce ladd sexton anne sexton ( november 9, 1928 – october 4, 1974) was an american poet, known for her middlebrook published her controversial biography of anne sexton with the approval of. Anne sexton (november 9, 1928 – october 4, 1974), born anne gray harvey her early life had the trappings of a financially comfortable existence in despite remarkable literary successes, sexton did not obtain a college. Rev of anne sexton: a biography by diane wood middlebrook what drew such wide attention was not poetry or fine literary biography, but the whiff of scandal. Anne sexton facts: a contemporary american poet, anne sexton (1928-1974) was best known for the relentlessly autobiographical nature of her poetry and for .
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