As described by the then executive editor, Ruth Lisa Schecther:
Regarding the Spring/Summer 1988 Anthology/Awards Issue #11: "Our warm thanks to the many poets, writers and scholars of reputation in this issue who contributed new insights about Anne Sexton and to those whose diverse work further enhanced this tribute."
Regarding Sexton: "A prolific writer, she explored "the unspeakable" in brilliant imagery and style uniquely her own. Sexton transcended her illnes with extrordinary courage and control in her work. She wrote from the center of feminine experience with a piercing sense of drama . . . When we become weary of the surfaces, we can turn to marvel at the poetry given to us with substance and love from Anne Sexton."