I am glad to be joining Poetry Friday yet again this week with another female poet whom I consider to be perfect for our #WomenReadWomen2019 theme. Thank you to Nix the Comfort Zone for hosting this week.
Poetry by Anne Sexton
Published by Houghton Mifflin (1960)
ISBN: 0395081793 (ISBN13: 9780395081792) Literary Award: National Book Award Finalist for Poetry (1961). Book quote found from Goodreads and edited using an iPhone app.
I chanced upon this poem while searching for one of the photo prompts that I participate in on Litsy, a bookish app that GatheringBooks is an active part of (see my posts about Litsy here and here). Apparently, the poem is in one of Anne Sexton’s poetry collections, To Bedlam And Part Way Back.
Her Kind, I feel, embodies our theme on reinvention and redefinition of womanhood: from a possessed witch to a misunderstood twelve-fingered woman, to one out of mind. It is a celebration of womanity and our kinship to all womankind, persecuted but ultimately triumphant. Each photo here represents each of the verse in the poem. I hope you enjoy it!
#WomenReadWomen2019: United States of America