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Sylvia Plath

"Sun & Moon" Poetry

Meg DeBussey | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Meg DeBussey

The sun shine singes my skin In prickly patches of abrasive tinges. Corrosive edges of Burnt starburst--bursting forth, Heavily heaved And collaps...

50 Years of Ariel

Poetry Foundation | Posted 03.21.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry docum...

Celebrating Women's History Month

Poetry Foundation | Posted 03.16.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Poems, articles, podcasts, and blog posts that explore women's history and women's rights. by The Editors POEMS "Pro Femina" by Carolyn Kizer "Pl...

Dear Reader, There's a Still Suburb of Friendship, Community, and Poetry & Praising a Note

Poetry Foundation | Posted 03.01.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

By Prageeta Sharma 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...

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

The Art of Dying

Francis Levy | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Are suicidal people the antidote to suicide bombers? Ostensibly the ISIS folks are trying to create unhappiness by killing as many infidels as possibl...

Sylvia Plath 101

Poetry Foundation | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Tracing the poetics of a lyrical genius By Benjamin Voigt More than 50 years after her death, Sylvia Plath's poetry still seems inseparable from th...

7 Famous Novelists ... Who Only Published One Novel

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts
Paul Anthony Jones

When it was announced earlier this year that Harper Lee was to release a new novel, Go Set A Watchman, in July 2015, her readers and fans were quite r...

Uncertainty and Doubt in the Career Rat Race

Lauren Santye | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Lauren Santye

Growing up, you are blissful unaware of the difficulties of life. You believe that you will go to college, get a job in your chosen field, get married and live in a beautiful house with a white picket fence -- that whole "American Dream" bullshit.

To Howl: A Feminist Take on Ginsberg's Howl

Aimee Anderson | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Aimee Anderson

Amy Newman's Howl embraces a poetic form that has been exclusive to male poets.Newman's transgressive Howl tresspasses a poetic form that has been exclusive property of Allen Ginsberg.

7 Novelists Who Only Published One Novel

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books
Paul Anthony Jones

With Go Set A Watchman now selling by the million -- and dividing critics and readers alike, many of whom still question whether it should have been published at all -- who does Lee leave behind her on a list of literary one-hit-wonders?

The Myth of the Suicidal Writer

Warren Adler | Posted 06.22.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

The myth contends that because the artist is blessed with such extraordinary insight, he or she can see into deeper truths where there is only futility, darkness, disillusion and death. It is all part of the tortured artist stereotype. I'm not entirely sold.

Fame: Spotlight on Super Woman Clare Boothe Luce

Jim Luce | Posted 03.07.2015 | Books
Jim Luce

Although I attended her funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, I never knew Clare Boothe Luce in life. Through Sylvia Jukes Morris' twin works, Rage For Fame and the most recent Price of Fame, I feel I have come to know Clare in all her complexity far more intimately.

Ted Hughes' Brother Remembers His Marriage To Sylvia Plath (NEW BOOK)

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.04.2014 | Books

Ted Hughes was both the husband of Sylvia Plath, the beloved poet and author of The Bell Jar, and an important poet in his own right. Their marriage c...

Greek Tragedy and John Wick

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

The accomplishment of the movie is less its athleticism than its inducement of empathy. The audience is more than rooting for the antihero. We take on the same desire to punish.

Channeling Creativity: Dylan, Plath, and Uncle Tom

David Galenson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Not all conceptual writers work as fast as Dylan and Plath, nor do all experimental writers work as slowly as Bishop. But the differing speeds of composition are not accidental.

Top 5 Fictional Characters I Wish Were My Best Friends During a Break Up

Meira Bienstock | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The realization has occurred; the relationship is over. Your mind is clouded with cobwebs from smashed love and a shattered heart, and all you need is advice from someone.

Suicide Notes: Notable Writers Who Committed Suicide

Heather Hummel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books
Heather Hummel

"What do you write?" Any writer will tell you that this is the first question asked when people find out what they do for a living. It's not like iden...

LBJ and Veterans Day

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

It was a week before the November 3 presidential election but, quite honestly, since I couldn't even vote and, I could have cared less. My sights were set on attending college the following fall and eventually becoming a lawyer. The world was going to be my oyster. Or so I thought.

6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Fear of Flying author Erica Jong reveals the inspiring titles that need a place on every woman's bookshelf. As told to Leigh Haber Before Sex an...

Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Lisa Chau

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.

The Dentapist

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Barness

The man looks deep into my soul and says, "Grinding is usually a sign of stress or anxiety. Your teeth are much more damaged than they should be for someone your age. Do you want to talk about it?"

Silence of the Poets: Writers and Antidepressants

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.28.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

It's an exercise in futility to try to hypothesize what effect antidepressants would have had on long-gone writers like Poe and Baudelaire. Whether you function or not is a more pertinent question than whether or not antidepressants or substance abuse "silences the soul."

Biographer Elizabeth Winder on Sylvia Plath's Food and Body Issues

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Ever since I read The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's autobiographical novel, I've wondered if Plath had an eating disorder. Apparently, I'm not the only one. There's much discussion on the Internet about the link between Plath's dark moods and her suspected eating issues.

Philip Larkin's 'Talking in Bed'

Bobby Elliott | Posted 05.12.2013 | Books
Bobby Elliott

Philip Larkin has emerged as one of England's towering literary figures. Here, he has always been kept at a safe but praising distance, something The Complete Poems hopes to change. It's something I would like to change, too.