The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton

Review: The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton

The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m in this workshop and I have this poem and Kathleen Fraser says that if I don’t take every pronoun out of my poem I run the risk of seeming confessional which is “at the worst, Anne Sexton, and at the best, Sylvia Plath.” I felt stomped on. Not because she was right about my poem, but because I became aware that everyone could see me doing it, reading the complete Sexton, cover to cover one spring in college. I can see me beside the pool reading it and I’m thinking fuck you Kathleen, because everyone is a young women sometimes and everyone wants those long long legs.

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