Can We Agree On No More Sylvia Plath Biographies?

I think we can all agree that a mythology has grown around Sylvia Plath and her husband Ted Hughes. Both her writing and her short life were undoubtedly remarkable, but it is also the fact of Hughes' control over what was published or not published after her death that has gained notoriety and drawn endless… Continue reading Can We Agree On No More Sylvia Plath Biographies?

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A Poem for Friday

Wuthering Heights by Sylvia Plath (1961) The horizons ring me like faggots, Tilted and disparate, and always unstable. Touched by a match, they might warm me, And their fine lines singe The air to orange Before the distances they pin evaporate, Weighting the pale sky with a soldier color. But they only dissolve and dissolve… Continue reading A Poem for Friday

Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted by Andrew Wilson

Deadlines are generally a good thing but when it comes to this book it's a good thing that I didn't have one. I bought it of my own volition and read it, and thought about it for a long time, and attended a Q&A with the author, and only now am I about ready to… Continue reading Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted by Andrew Wilson

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (Guest Post)

This is a guest post written by Meg Hayes Fisher. I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am. Having been a thoroughly invested fan of Sylvia Plath’s poetry since I first came across my mum’s battered copy of Ariel, I was apprehensive about… Continue reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (Guest Post)