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Her Kind Summary & Analysis
by Anne Sexton

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The American poet Anne Sexton first published "Her Kind" in her 1960 collection To Bedlam and Part Way Back (and always began her public readings with a performance of this poem). In it, a speaker inhabits a series of witchy personas who live outside restrictive patriarchal gender roles. Women whom society ostracizes for rejecting traditional femininity, the poem suggests, can nevertheless feel solidarity with each other.

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