Anne Sexton is a confessional poet. She tells her truth in the fragmentation of the poet, in the fragmentation of modern American life in general after World War II.
October, 6, 1974, broadsheet newsprint issue of the New York Times. Ads for New York funeral chapels and funeral homes. Columns upon columns stacked with death notices. Three obituaries. Three headlines.
‘My beauty has slipped and fallen.’ What happens when the beauty a woman trades off starts to fade? When the veneer ages?