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She saved correspondence, photographs, clippings” (Middlebrook, 1991, xxii). Sexton’s many hospitalizations, taped psychiatric sessions, therapy notebooks, and medical evaluations also generated a rich collection of data that was, in 1978, transferred to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas in Austin by Sexton’s oldest daughter and the executor of her estate, Linda Gray Sexton. Sexton often hoped aloud that her poetry would endure to oﬀer comfort and insight to those who, like herself, suﬀered the unrelenting pain of mental illness and addictions.
Sexton asked her students in one Colgate seminar, using the example of a rapist, to think, What moment of his life would you pick to tell about? While he’s having a cup of coﬀee at Howard Johnson’s? . Perhaps he eats a clam roll. I myself like clam rolls. But I have more than a clam roll in common with the rapist. What have I ever wanted to take? When have I ever wanted to scare and terrify? . If you will look around you with eyes stripped you will hear voices calling from the crowd. Each has his own love song.
Complications ensue, however, when the bereaved is a parent, grandparent, sibling, or other 20 ANNE SEXTON “nonsexual associate,” because, in such cases, sexual feelings and outbursts are personally and socially unacceptable to the mourner; the involuntary eﬀusion of feeling constitutes an event that the mourner cannot make sense of with respect to her or his somber feelings of loss and bereavement. In these instances, the eﬀect experienced in the face of death must be kept under wraps, thereby transforming this ﬁnal outpouring of love into an intrapsychic secret.