After her second manic breakdown, Anne Sexton’s therapist encouraged her to try poetry. Within 12 years of writing her first sonnet she won the Pulitzer Prize. Her work opened up a confessional style of poetry, in which she talked about depression, drug addiction and abortion. Though she killed herself at 45, Sexton’s work lives on to help women heal their own inner turmoil.
Read Anne Sexton’s Most Powerful Words (link in bio)