An Ode to Anne Sexton

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How could one resist such a title as Bitches and Sad Ladies?

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan writes a Last-Book-I-Loved-esque piece in Tin House, musing on the often smoothed over, simplified statuses of women and women writers.

“…[C]ompared to some of the perfect corpses favored by certain graduate school writers—Sexton’s story is clawing for its life.”


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →