By Anne Sexton
From the enjoyment and discomfort of her personal event, Sexton formed poems that advised truths in regards to the internal lives of fellows and ladies. This e-book contains Sexton's ten volumes of verse, together with the Pulitzer Prize-winner dwell or Die, in addition to seven poems shape her final years.
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