Love Poems

Love Poems

Twenty-five poems celebrating the sensual frontiers of Sexton's life....

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Title:Love Poems
Author:Anne Sexton
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Love Poems
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:80 pages pages

Love Poems Reviews

  • Magda
    Sep 28, 2008
    One of my favorites. Knife-twisting in your inside-feeling parts. Completely necessary. If I had enough skin I would have "Eighteen Days Without You" tattooed somewhere. ...
  • Alexis
    Jun 28, 2007
    I love this book of poems (and have for many years) because of one poem it contains which has a grace and beauty and truth that I recognize and admire and that breaks my heart each time I really think about it. I hope that despite a messy (if only for its failure to be epic or stormy o...
  • Brendan
    May 05, 2015
    A lot of mentions of birds, animals, flowers, and the weather, but for the most part sticking to the subject promised. About a third of the collection is comprised of the long poem, "Eighteen Days Without You". "December 4th", "December 15th", and "December 18th" are the best sectio...
  • Isaac Timm
    Jan 04, 2017
    I'm very glad I own this collection and can unwrap these poems over multiple reads. Each poem is multi-layered, dispair and deep sensuality wove together by sharp imagery and well constructed metaphors. Goodreads doesn't list the edition I own: 2 Printing Hardcovered book printed in 19...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Nov 16, 2016
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  • Andrew
    Mar 25, 2018
    I love her poetry anyway, but this collection just puts it all out there in a way that pushes boundaries even for her. Which, of course, makes the reading all the more interesting. ...
  • Billie Pritchett
    Aug 18, 2018
    The best poetry collection I've read, Anne Sexton's Love Poems tells a love story in the voice of the other woman, the mistress. This mistress, like the ones in medieval Romances, finds love only through this role of other woman, but here it's not the outside world that complicates the...
  • Michael
    Apr 15, 2018
    She's a great writer, but this wasn't really for me. ...
  • Ruby
    Mar 08, 2013
    3.5 Having now read three Sexton's, I find her to be a bit of a hit and miss. The only thing is, when she hits, she hits so damn hard. ...
  • Dana Jerman
    Sep 02, 2012
    What a lovely little collection. Engaging. Examines desire in a very beautifully sexual, yet sexually understated way. ...
  • Drew
    Feb 10, 2015
    There are bad poets, good poets, great poets and then there is Anne Sexton slyly rising to the side, above them all. Nonchalantly subversive, her "Love Poems" is both a snub and a continuation of a literary tradition. Who else but the Bostonian bard of witchery housewifery would have t...
  • Tamara
    Oct 14, 2017
    My two favourite poems in this collection were possibly the least 'lovey' ones in it. For My Lover, Returning to His Wife (p. 21) The Ballad of the Lonely Masturbator (p.33) Reading this, made me realise how much I censor myself when writing my poetry. I have a feeling it's g...
  • Amy Alice
    Sep 02, 2017
    Poetry. I liked this set of poems by Anne Sexton, and I think it helped with the introduction, which gavea bit of context and inspiration for the poetry. It essentially arcs an affair, from the female point of view, which was very ahead of its time when released in the sixties. There's...
  • metaphor
    Mar 28, 2015
    And the heart too, that cripple, how it sang once. How it thought it could call the shots! ...
  • Bert
    Sep 05, 2017
    Raw and classy in a way that only a whiskey-drinking middle-aged woman can be. ...
  • mwpm
    Dec 27, 2016
    Everyone in me is a bird. I am beating my wings. They wanted to cut you out but they will not. They said you were immeasurably empty bu you are not. They said you were sick unto dying but they were wrong. You are winging like a school girl. You are not torn. Sweet weight, ...
  • Steven Godin
    Jan 31, 2018
    These poems were remarkably good from one of my favourite poets, it's difficult to pick a favourite, "THE INTERROGATION OF THE MAN OF MANY HEARTS", "FOR MY LOVER, RETURNING TO HIS WIFE", "THE BREAK", "THE BALLAD OF THE LONELY MASTURBATOR", and "Us" (featured below), were probably my to...
  • Rachele
    May 16, 2017
    2.5 I fully understand that this is Anne Sexton the legend and that she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry but this just did not do it for me. II picked this up at the thrift store and I probably never would have read it anyway but it was short so I gave it a shot and I really had a ...
  • Octavia Cade
    May 14, 2018
    A series of poems, linked together almost as a story, about the beginning (and ultimately the ending) of an adulterous relationship. The language is sensual and lovely, almost mesmeric, but the very long poem at the end, as the protagonist counts the days since the end of the affair, d...
  • Michael
    Jul 04, 2014
    Taking as its central theme the lover as redeemer/destroyer, Love Poems consists of twenty-five sensual poems that probe the depths of erotic experience. The collection has much more passion and imagination than Sexton's previous collection, Live or Die, which won her the Pulitzer Priz...
  • Asma Essa
    Jul 25, 2017
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  • Liam
    May 20, 2018
    I love Love Poems, but I'm surprised that almost no reviewers here have mentioned 'That Day'. To me, 'That Day', stands out as the clearest written expression of female sensuality I've ever seen. If you're interested in this book, find 'That Day'. It's one of few times where some...
  • Miguel Vega
    Mar 11, 2018
    3.4/5. I did think that this was going to be a very cheesy collection, but Anne Sexton does love like no one else. While I found most poems good, there were some that did not live up to the standard, but were interesting nonetheless. Favorites: The Breast, That Day, In Celebration ...
  • Stephanie Hempel
    Jul 21, 2016
    Such a skilled poet. I've read this over and over again ...
  • Tallon Kennedy
    Apr 20, 2017
    Anne Sexton's poetry is what I live for. 8/10 ...
  • Jennifer Irving
    Jul 29, 2017
    in the grand tradition of jane austen, sylvia plath, and anais nin, I have fallne helplessly in love with suburbia once more ...
  • Haylee
    Jan 12, 2018
    This could be my own fault, but a lot of these poems just went over my head. I honestly just kept reading to get it over with. ...
  • Wu Shih
    Sep 18, 2017
    La Sexton, genio folle e visionario, sensuale poetessa femminea, attrice sul palcoscenico della vita, crea poesie che non possono lasciare indifferenti. Maestra dello stile cosėdetto "confessionale", come Lowell o la Plath, esibisce i suoi demoni, le sue fragilitā, i suoi ruggiti...
  •  amapola
    Oct 13, 2017
    Diciamocelo, sono stata di passaggio. Un lusso. Una scialuppa rosso fuoco nella cala. Al mio amante che torna da sua moglie (Anne Sexton) Lei č tutta lā. Per te con maestria fu fusa e fu colata, per te forgiata fin dalla tua infanzia, con le tue cento biglie predilette f...
  • Cha.Me
    Dec 03, 2018
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