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Sylvia Plath’s Safe Haven: New York City in 1953 October 30, 2013: Though the format is excruciatingly stylish, we’d recommend attempting to read this story at The Aesthete by Roxane Gay on Sylvia Plath’s life in New York, where she worked in the summer [...] by

Sylvia Plath’s ‘Nick and the Candlestick’ September 25, 2013: Virtuosity, sheer eloquence, in great work has its own meanings: in the best Shakespeare sonnets, as a kind of sexual display or gift to the courted person, with the acrobatic wit amplifying [...] by

Quiz Quiz Quiz: Don Draper or Sylvia Plath? September 19, 2013: Have five seconds? We just tried our scrollpad on this quiz CBC Books: “Who Said It: Don Draper or Sylvia Plath?” Let’s just say it’s tougher than it looks: a FACEOFF for the [...] by

Faber Publishes New Book of Sylvia Plath’s Drawings September 4, 2013: Who knew that Sylvia Plath could pen both artful poetry AND drawings?! Oh, wait, that’s us! From Siobhan Fenton at Fawn Review comes this most welcome heads up! Regardless of your opinion of [...] by

Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘One Art’ Scores a -2.50305521472 June 6, 2013: Turns out, in the literary death match between Sylvia Plath and Elizabeth Bishop, it’s Plath all the way! Or, that’s to say, Plath’s poem “Edge” (which scored a [...] by

Sylvia Plath’s ‘Sheep in Fog’ Drafts to Be Sold May 6, 2013: In the latest Sylvia Plath news, ArtDaily reports that the complete working papers for Plath’s “Sheep in Fog” poem are to be sold on May 8th for a sum between £30,000-35,000. That [...] by

Dark Places (Part Two) April 30, 2013: The easy part was posting other people’s answers to the question: “Why Do You Write?” in Part One. Now comes the tricky part: answering the question myself. One of the first poems I ever wrote, [...] by

The Poetry of Our Youth April 25, 2013: Why can’t I hear the music of my youth with objectivity? I really don’t know if The Unforgettable Fire is a great album or not because I loved U2 so ardently in high school that the profound and [...] by

The Handwritten Track Lists of Sylvia Plath March 8, 2013: Over at the Houghton Library Blog, there’s a fascinating analysis of Sylvia Plath’s handwritten track-lists from her 1958 and 1959 recordings. The recordings and track-lists are [...] by

The Search for Sylvia Plath’s Obituary February 12, 2013: The Atlantic’s Ashley Fetters went looking for an obituary for Sylvia Plath, who committed suicide 50 years ago this week, but was surprised to find… none. Fetters writes: At the time of [...] by