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How an Antihero Learns to Die: Living as Poet and Librarian April 21, 2017: Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Alison C. Rollins’s poems “The Beastangel” and “What the Lyric Be” appear in the April 2017 [...] by

Sylvia Plath Archive Comes to Light, Reveals Abusive Last Months With Ted Hughes April 11, 2017: In unsettling news, The Guardian’s Danuta Kean reports that some heretofore unseen letters written by Sylvia Plath to Dr. Ruth Barnhouse, who treated Plath in the early 1950s, reveal that [...] by

So Much Depends: On the Particular, the Personal, & the Political April 3, 2017: 1 Last November, on election day, on a flight from New York to Chicago, I reread William Carlos Williams’s Spring and All.  I planned to assign it for a graduate poetics seminar I was teaching in [...] by

A Valentine’s Day Medley of Literary Couples February 14, 2017: Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers. To celebrate, we’d like to direct your attention to Literary Hub, where Emily Temple has compiled a list of the most (and least) beautiful, erudite, [...] by

If the Sky Darkens: Mental Illness, Poetic Difficulty, & Amelia Rosselli’s War Variations November 7, 2016: I first encountered the work of Amelia Rosselli (1930-1996) in 2006. I had been a loyal customer of Green Integer Editions, which publishes pocket-sized books by a range of international poets. I [...] by

Kirsten Dunst to Direct The Bell Jar July 22, 2016: Mademoiselle! Kirsten Dunst is set to direct her debut feature, a film adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, reports the Guardian. More from Catherine Shoard: Dakota Fanning has been [...] by

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