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Dear Reader, There’s a Still Suburb of Friendship, Community, and Poetry & Praising a Note February 23, 2016: I’m drawn back to the past in this blog because I just came back from Massachusetts, where I was visiting my family in Framingham. I traveled with Dale’s sister Jody Sherrard. It felt good to [...] by

Janet Malcolm Lambasts Jonathan Bate’s Inaccuracies in NYRB Review of Unauthorized Life January 25, 2016: New Yorker writer Janet Malcom, author of The Silent Women: Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes and Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice (among others) – takes Jonathan Bate to task in her NYRB review of [...] by

Context/Decontext: A Conversation with Johannes Göransson October 20, 2015: Utrecht, The Netherlands & Notre Dame, Indiana, USA Here is a chance to reflect on book reviewing, and here is something to tell you up front: I am an impossibly slow reader and writer, and no [...] by

Ted Hughes Biographer Aims to Redeem His Subject October 5, 2015: A new biography of Ted Hughes has stirred some controversy, with writer Jonathan Bate (scholar also of Shakespeare and John Clare) now closing in on Sylvia Plath’s suicide. In a new piece for The [...] by

Is the ‘Confessional’ a Dying Mode? September 30, 2015: Now that memoir is so in-vogue, what’s the fate of the confessional genre? Fifty years after Sylvia Plath’s Ariel, Leslie Jamison and Charles McGrath talk about its legacy. (We’ll [...] by

What if Sylvia Plath and Frida Kahlo Split a Blunt? August 18, 2015: In case you have been wondering what would happen if Sylvia Plath and Frida Kahlo got together and smoked a joint, Musas, a new play that takes the stage at the New York International Fringe [...] by

For Sale: An Uncorrected Proof of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar May 28, 2015: Not just ANY uncorrected proof: the 1962 document reveals that Plath made roughly 70 corrections to The Bell Jar prior to publication. It also bears her pseudonym, “Victoria Lucas,” which [...] by

Rubyfloetics: A Period Poem Mixtape April 29, 2015: I wrote the poem Ruby Flo one summer during my undergraduate years. I was staying at my boyfriend’s family home because my mom and I were steady fighting. His mother didn’t really want me there. [...] by

Sound Is Bob Kaufman, Poet April 24, 2015: [A version of this talk was given at AWP in Minneapolis on April 10th, 2015 as part of the Neglected American Masters panel with James Allen Hall, Yona Harvey, and Richard Siken.] Every poet is an [...] by

The Generativity of Shulamith Firestone’s Airless Spaces April 16, 2015: Overness. Or also throwns. Throne. to sit down in. What is also a mercy, but relentless. Thrown away from her for the sake of. These distances. What happens inside and out of Shulamith Firestone’s [...] by