In Memoriam
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Notes from isolation
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[Image description: A young Joan Didion sits with her daughter, Quintana Roo Dunne, on her lap. Didion’s hand is in her daughter’s hair.] Toward the end…
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[Image description: A top-bottom meme-formatted image shows two shots from last night’s episode of Dickinson. The top features Sylvia Plath (Chloe…
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Does Anyone Really Think Ted Hughes Almost Bought A Fox Cub on a London Bridge in 1960?
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Dear Plathians, I meant to send this out last night to honor Lady Lazarus, AKA My Own Personal Jesus, but, like Sylvia, I am a big fan of leg of lamb…
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The resting places of Sylvia Plath and Assia Wevill have historically been anything but. Plath’s grave, despite existing in a place of extraordinary…
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Dear Plathians, This newsletter shares a name with my forthcoming book, but I intend for it to be the place I can say all the wild things about Plath…
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[Image description: A young Sylvia Plath holds a dandelion in a deck chair, smiling, in profile. She wears a white top with a red flower tucked into its…
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Today is October 3, or, in Internet-Land, “Mean Girls Day.” So-called because, in the 2004 movie of the same name, the heroine Cady Heron (Lindsay…
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[Image: Sylvia Plath holds her infant son, Nicholas Hughes, in 1962. They are both smiling.] Dear Plathians, I write to you from my dining room. I’ve…
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An Interview with Plath scholar Maeve O'Brien
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