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Anne Sexton
Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928, Newton, Massachusetts October 4, 1974, Weston, Massachusetts), born Anne Gray Harvey, was an American poet and writer. Sexton was born in Newton, Massachusetts and spent most of her life near Boston, Massachusetts. In 1945, Sexton began attending a boarding school, Rogers Hall, in Lowell, Massachusetts. For a time as a young woman, she modeled at Boston's Hart Agency. Although she was already engaged to someone else, in August 1948 she eloped with Alfred Muller Sexton, known as "Kayo." The couple drove from Massachusetts to North Carolina, where the legal marrying age was 18. Before their divorce in the early 1970s, she had two children with Kayo: Linda Gray Sexton, later a novelist and memoirist, and Joyce Sexton. Controversy was stirred with the public release of tapes recorded during Sexton's psychotherapy (and thus subject to doctor-patient confidentiality), in which Sexton revealed incestuous contact with her daughter.

You always read about it:
the plumber with twelve children
who wins the Irish Sweepstakes.... [read poem]
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