Wednesday, June 10, 2009

For the Tragic Poetess

Almost every female undergrad has had a Sylvia Plath obsession at one time or another. But only the coolest went directly for the motherlode of female tragedy and rage, Anne Sexton.  Angry, needy, and able to rewrite the Brothers Grimm into something entirely new and infinitely creepier, Sexton had sex appeal and tragedy all wrapped up (but without the tinge of the pathetic).

So check out this gift for your favorite poetess (currently undergrad or not). Leviticus jewelry offers this simple pendant sporting Sexton's defiantly provocative mug. She can sport it to book group (forget chick lit) and start some real conversation (Ballad of the Lonely Masturbator, anyone?). After all, Sexton would sanction the shaking up of the status quo.

The Anne Sexton pendant is available at And throw in a volume of Sexton's poems while you're at it.

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