I have been her kind


Date: 2019
Edition size: 75
Medium: Screenprint
Dimensions: 28.5 x 35cm

Part of Enitharmon’s print and poem series of co-publications with Jealous Gallery.  Howard‘s print is accompanied by Anne Sexton’s poem ‘Her Kind’ from To Bedlam and Part Way Back (first published 1960)© Linda Gray Sexton

The print and poem are presented in a screen-printed bound portfolio.


To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960)

Anne Sexton

Her Kind

I have gone out, a possessed witch,
haunting the black air, braver at night;
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch
over the plain houses, light by light:
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind
A woman like that is not a woman, quite.
I have been her kind.

I have found the warm caves in the woods,
filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves,
closets, silks, innumerable goods;
fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves:
whining, rearranging the disaligned.
A woman like that is misunderstood.
I have been her kind.

I have ridden in your cart, driver,
waved my nude arms at villages going by,
learning the last bright routes, survivor
where your flames still bite my thigh
and my ribs crack where your wheels wind.
A woman like that is not ashamed to die.
I have been her kind.

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