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By Flapper Press:
Anne Sexton was one of the most popular poets of the mid-twentieth century in America. Prolific and confessional, her poetry dealt with motherhood, mental illness, and the trials and tribulations of being a creative woman in a world controlled by men. Sexton’s brutally honest depiction of a dynamic inner life along with her precise execution of poetic form allowed for authentic, dramatic expression that fearlessly tackled forbidden topics. Grouped with the other “confessional poets” of her time—most notably Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell. A flamboyant force to be reckoned with, Anne Sexton's poetry serves as a beacon of authenticity and artistry and a powerful roadmap for female creative expression.