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The Legacy of Mercy Street Seekers

Ananya Mahapatra New Delhi, India   The Sexton Family during happier times.  Anne Sexton, her husband Alfred Muller Sexton II, and daughters Linda & Joy “In my dream, drilling into the marrow of my entire bone, my real dream, I’m walking up and down Beacon Hill searching for a street sign – namely MERCY STREET. […]

Treating thunderbirds

Ananya Mahapatra New Delhi, India   Setting the mind free  The cacophony of the psychiatric ward  paused for a moment as a young woman was ushered in by two hospital attendants and her frail, frightened  mother. She laughed garishly and cussed in rural vernacular with wild abandon. She spoke in loud unapologetic spurts, like pennies […]