American poet. Born 1928-died 1974.

inspired many, including Peter Gabriel
(Mercy Street).

Wrote searing, heartfelt poetry that seemed unusually strong for a woman.

"My mouth blooms like a cut,
I've been wronged all year, tedious nights,
nothing but rough elbows in them
and delicate boxes of Kleenex calling
crybaby crybaby, you fool! "

from The Kiss -
The Collected Poems of Anne Sexton