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Primary Works

To Bedlam and Part Way Back, 1960; All My Pretty Ones, 1962; Selected Poems, 1964; Live or Die, 1966 (Pulitzer Prize); Transformations, 1971; The Book of Folly, 1972; The Death Notebooks, 1975; The Awful Rowing Toward God, 1975; 45 Mercy Street, 1976; Anne Sexton: a Self-Portrait in letters, 1977; Words for Dr. Y.: uncollected poems with three stories Anne Sexton, 1978; The complete poems, 1981; No Evil Star: Selected Essays, Interviews, and Prose, 1985.

To Bedlam and part way back; poems. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960. PS3537 .E915 T6

Live or die; poems. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966. PS3537 .E915 L5

Love poems. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969. PS3537 E915 L6

Transformations. With drawings by Barbara Swan. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1971. PS3537 .E915 T7

The book of folly. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. PS3537 E915 B6

The death notebooks. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. PS3537 E915 D4

The awful rowing toward God. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. PS3537 E915 A95

45 Mercy Street. edited by Linda Gray Sexton. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. PS3537 E915 F6

Anne Sexton: a self-portrait in letters. edited by Linda Gray Sexton and Lois Ames. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. PS3537.E915 Z53

Words for Dr. Y.: uncollected poems with three stories Anne Sexton. edited by Linda Gray Sexton. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978. PS3537.E915 W6

The complete poems. with a foreword by Maxine Kumin. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. PS3537.E915 A17

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Bixler, Frances. ed. Original essays on the poetry of Anne Sexton. Conway, Ark.: U of Central Arkansas P, 1988. PS 3537 .E915 Z83

Colburn, Steven E. ed. Anne Sexton: telling the tale. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1988. PS3537 .E915 Z55

Gill, Jo. Anne Sexton's Confessional Poetics. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2007.

Hall, Barnard, and Caroline King. Anne Sexton. Boston: Twayne, 1989. PS3537 .E915 Z69

Middlebrook, Diane W. Anne Sexton: a biography. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. PS3537 .E915 Z775

Salvio, Paula and Madeleine R. Grumet. Anne Sexton: Teacher of Weird Abundance. Albany: State U of New York P, 2007.

Showalter, Elaine. ed. The Vintage Book of American Women Writers. NY: Vintage, 2011.

Steele, Cassie P. We Heal from Memory: Sexton, Lorde, Anzaldúa, and the Poetry of Witness. NY: Palgrave, 2000.

Wagner-Martin, Linda. ed. Critical essays on Anne Sexton. Boston: Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1989. PS3537 .E915 Z64

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 10: Anne Sexton." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: (provide page date or of date of your login).

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