Anne Sexton was born on November 9, 1928, in Newton, Massachusetts. Suffering from depression, she published her first book of poetry, To Bedlam and Part Way Back, in 1960. In 1967, she won the Pulitzer Prize and the Shelley Memorial Prize for her poetry collection Live or Die. She also published the book Transformations in 1971. Sexton committed suicide on October 4, 1974, in Weston, Massachusetts.
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