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Remembering a Fearless Poet

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard,” Anne Sexton once wrote. The poet listened closely to her soul throughout her short life and fearlessly examined such bold themes as sex, menstruation, adultery and her own mental illness before she killed herself in 1974. At Sexton to Sexton, co-curators Azalia Snail and Brendan Constantine’s tribute to the late writer, notable literary figures such Susan Hayden and Milo Martin are curiously billed alongside musicians Lisa Finnie, Dan West, Snail and King Missile’s John S. Hall, with proceeds partially going to the suicide-prevention group SAVE.

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice; Sat., June 29, 8 p.m.; $15. (310) 822-3006, beyondbaroque.org.