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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

Lena Dunham, Jacqueline Rose, and Other Writers Think of Sylvia February 11, 2013: Today marks the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s suicide, and at The Guardian, several poets and writers have reflected on The Bell Jar: “My focus through most of college was [...] by

Misguided Cover for Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar Inspires Parodies February 4, 2013: We recently covered all the covers for Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar–and you must’ve seen the UK revamp for the 50th-anniversary edition (up top, to the right of Shirley [...] by

A Visual History of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar January 14, 2013: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Flavorwire has compiled a collection of the book’s diverse covers through the years. We’re drawn to the [...] by

Having Martinis with Plath and Sexton January 3, 2013: The holidays came and went, and in the flurry of eggnog and balls dropping, we missed this item over at This Recording. Emily Rosenberg writes about finding affinities rather than strife between [...] by