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The Black Art by Anne Sexton

THE BLACK ART by Anne Sexton A woman who writes feels too much, those trances and portents! As if cycles and children and islands weren’t enough; as if mourners and gossips and vegetables were never enough. She thinks she can warn the stars. A writer is essentially a spy. Dear love, I am that girl. … Continue reading

The Witch’s Life by Anne Sexton

The Witch’s Life  by Anne Sexton When I was a child there was an old woman in our neighborhood whom we called The Witch. All day she peered from her second story
 window from behind the wrinkled curtains and sometimes she would open the window and yell: Get out of my life! She had hair … Continue reading