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This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton

Amanda Golden

Abstract

For Anne Sexton, becoming a successful poet meant skillfully approaching various forms of media and developing strategies for teaching, critiquing poems, delivering poetry readings, and giving interviews. This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton examines her industry and her industriousness. The five critics and five poets in this collection return to the materials of Sexton’s oeuvre to consider the development of her aesthetic, her reception, and the continuing allure of her poetry in the twenty-first century. This Business of Words provides new approaches to Sexton’s poetry that take ... More

Keywords: Anne Sexton, Poets, Critics, Midcentury Culture, Creative, Perspectives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062204
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062204.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Golden, editor
New York Institute of Technology

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