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Tribute to poet Anne Sexton
Sunday, November 18th at 2 pm
Don't miss our 5th annual celebration of the life and legacy of Anne Sexton, featuring readings and reminiscences by four friends and colleagues
Join us for our annual tribute to Anne Sexton, who wrote fearlessly about family, sexuality, despair, and joy, pioneering a radical new poetry. Four writers who knew her well will read from her poetry and from their own writing. The friends and colleagues who will gather to remember Anne Sexton are: Victor Howes, fellow teacher; Lois Ames, who co-edited Sexton's Life in Letters; Robert Clawson, who managed Anne Sexton and her Kind - the poet's rock band; and Suzanne Berger, one of her students. A portrait of Anne emerges from their recollections and stories and from her own writing. Funny, free-spirited, transgressive, and wildly intelligent, she broke away from the conventions of suburban middle class life. The aggressive, disturbing honesty of her writing still influences poetry today. Weather permitting, the program in Forsyth Chapel is followed by a walk to Anne Sexton's grave site.
Tickets will be available at the door. There is plenty of free parking along the driveway entrance to Forest Hills. The Cemetery is an easy walk from the Orange Line T, Forest Hill Stop, via the Tower Street shortcut; see website for directions. If you plan to take the T, please bring a flashlight to help guide your exit, as it will be getting dark by the end of the program.
Directions to the Forest Hills Educational Trust