Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sylvia Plath

This comes a bit late, but I'd also like to recognize Sylvia Plath, the 47th anniversary of her death was on February 11. She's one of my favorite American poets and The Bell Jar changed my life when I read it at age 15. Though I have a huge pile of books to be read, I've been wanting to reread it.
Two of my favorite Plath poems are "Mad Girl's Love Song" and "Death & Co." I highly recommend them. Her poetry in her final volume, Ariel, are disturbing but full of lush imagery. In spite of that, I find their rhythm strangely soothing...

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