9 November 1928
Anne Sexton was born Anne Gray Harvey, in Newton
, the youngest of three sisters.
22 April 1960
AS issued her first collection of her poems, To Bedlam and Part Way Back
, only three years after she had begun to write poetry as an adult.
13 February 1969
AS gave her next volume of poetry the "simple" title Love Poems
, after long doubt and hesitation about choosing a title.
It was "the first of her books produced in the atmosphere of celebrity,"
according to her biographer, Middlebrook.
4 October 1974
AS killed herself. She "took herself quickly and quietly . . . . with no dramatics, no warning, no telephone calls,"
sitting in her car in the garage with the engine running, wearing her mother's fur coat.