Are you having a bad day? Feeling a bit depressed and miserable? Want some introspection? Do you want to listen or read some morbid poetry? Why don’t you visit the bookstore or local public library and read some of Anne Sexton’s incredible poetry. Anne Sexton’s poetry deals with gender, sexuality, depression, and suicide. Many of Sexton’s poems are about feeling unfulfilled with life yet wanting more out of life. The desperation in the poems are shocking yet also powerful.
Anne Sexton has written many poetry volumes but she is perhaps most famous for the wonderful book “Live Or Die” . “Live Or Die” is a fantastic volume of poetry. Anne Sexton is considered the second most important mid twentieth century female poet after Sylvia Plath. Anne Sexton committed suicide in the year 1974 the unhappiness proved to be too overwhelming for her she couldn’t deal with life anymore.
Despite Anne Sexton’s mental illness her poetry has incredible clarity, conviction, and honesty. In my mind Sexton was the superior poet after all Anne Sexton won the Pulitzer Prize for her groundbreaking 1967 collection “Live Or Die”. If you ever get a chance to read “Live Or Die” you will learn more about Anne Sexton’s issues with mental illness, depression, her thoughts of suicide, unhappiness, and despair. The poems are important in order to understand the real Anne Sexton. Here is a rare clip of Anne Sexton reading her poetry.
Tennis champion Serena Williams had a slow start in her third round match today against Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik losing the first set 6-4. However, Serena came roaring back 4-6 6-4 6-3 and advanced to the women’s quarterfinals at the Family Circle Cup clay court event. Serena will meet face Maria Sharapova in the next round.
Swiss Tennis God Roger Federer is hoping the clay court season will reverse his current slump. Can the sexy, gorgeous, powerful, tennis champion turn back the clock and return to dominance on the ATP Tour? 2008 has been a bizarre year so far for Roger. Roger is usually so consistent but he was diagnosed with mononucleosis earlier this year. The only reason Roger has been losing is because he wasn’t feeling 110% percent it had nothing to do with his opponents. When Roger is healthy he is the best and this is a fact! The tennis God has not reached an ATP Tour final this year nor has he won an ATP Tour event.
Roger is a joy to watch he moves like an elegant dancer on the court with soft, delicate, and intricate steps as he slides on the red clay courts of Europe.However, Roger is currently at the Estoril Open in Portugal this is the first event of the clay court season. Roger hired clay court coach Jose Higueras to help him in Portugal this week. Higueras’s clay court expertise helped propel Michael Chang and Jim Courier to grand slam glory at the French Open.
Roger is determined to become the French Open champion and he is doing everything in his power to be ready for Paris in late May. I am pleased Roger decided to add another clay court event to his schedule he needs to win matches and get back into the groove with his game. Roger is quietly gathering strength he appears alert, fresh, hungry, and healthy.
Today Roger looked confident and relaxed as he destroyed his second round opponent the Romanian Victor Hanescu 6-3 6-2 in just one hour. Roger was confident hitting forehand and backhand winners. Russian tennis star Nikolay Davydenko is the only other top ten player in the event. Davydenko is very dangerous on slow read European clay his confidence is also very high after winning the Masters event in Miami.