Anne Sexton

1928 - 1974

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Anne Sexton (born Anne Gray Harvey; November 9, 1928 – October 4, 1974) was an American poet known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book Live or Die. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Sexton has received more than 1,397,541 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Anne Sexton is the 1,855th most popular writer (up from 1,919th in 2019), the 2,333rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,501st in 2019) and the 206th most popular American Writer.

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Notable Works

Love poems
American Love poetry
Anne Sexton
American Poets, Correspondence
Live or die
The complete poems
American Women poets, American poetry


Among writers, Anne Sexton ranks 1,855 out of 7,302Before her are Thomas Keneally, Mustafa Balel, Cesare Zavattini, Per Wahlöö, Zinaida Gippius, and Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt. After her are William Moulton Marston, Gurju Khatun, Zeki Müren, Théodore de Banville, Isaeus, and Zbigniew Herbert.

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Among people born in 1928, Anne Sexton ranks 144Before her are Ulric Neisser, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Vidal Sassoon, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Henry Silva, and Otto F. Kernberg. After her are Petr Ginz, Shulamit Aloni, Veljko Bulajić, Ernest Simoni, Robert Brout, and Nicolas Hayek. Among people deceased in 1974, Anne Sexton ranks 65Before her are Vasily Shukshin, Otto Braun, Lajos Zilahy, Junio Valerio Borghese, Eurico Gaspar Dutra, and Jean Wahl. After her are Christine Chubbuck, Ed Sullivan, Jan Tschichold, Bill Finger, Werner Lorenz, and Samuel Goldwyn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anne Sexton ranks 2,333 out of 20,380Before her are Philly Joe Jones (1923), Hank Aaron (1934), John Adams (1947), Henry H. Arnold (1886), Clifford Odets (1906), and Jim Hines (1946). After her are Walker Evans (1903), Irving Penn (1917), Jerome Powell (1953), Robert Ballard (1942), William F. Sharpe (1934), and Justin Timberlake (1981).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Anne Sexton ranks 206Before her are Betty Friedan (1921), Agnes Smedley (1892), Frederik Pohl (1919), Stephen Crane (1871), Rick Riordan (1964), and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815). After her are William Moulton Marston (1893), Paul Goodman (1911), James Ellroy (1948), Johnston McCulley (1883), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), and Shirley Jackson (1916).