Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton 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.

Born: 9 November 1928, Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Died: 4 October 1974, Weston, Massachusetts, United States

Live or die, but don't poison everything.

God owns heaven but He craves the earth.

Even without wars, life is dangerous.

In a dream you are never eighty.

God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.

I am a collection of dismantled almost.

There is rust in my mouth, the stain of an old kiss.