In the spring of 2001, I was a junior at Emerson College and working at Brookline Booksmith, the landmark indie bookstore on Harvard St. I had terrible…
[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 it…
This month, I’ll be teaching a four week course on the Harriet Rosenstein papers, as part of Stockton University’s Institute for Lifelong Learning. The…
Tomorrow at 10:00 AM EST
On October 21, 1962, Sylvia wrote her therapist-turned-confidante Ruth Beuscher a long letter in which, describing her writing, she said, “I have becom…
This Saturday April 24 at 10:30 AM EST
The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton
[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 j…
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 a…
Does Anyone Really Think Ted Hughes Almost Bought A Fox Cub on a London Bridge in 1960?
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 a…
Welcome to Loving Sylvia Plath by me, Emily Van Duyne. Associate Prof. @stockton_edu. LOVING SYLVIA PLATH forthcoming w/W.W. Norton & Co. Black Lives M…