March 6 Event: The Troubling Graves of Sylvia…

The resting places of Sylvia Plath and Assia Wevill have historically been anything but. Plath’s grave, despite existing in a place of extraordinary natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, is a site of anguish, rage, and ongoing protest against Ted Hughes’s perceived ownership of her legacy. Wevill’s resting place has only recently come to light, and the very mystery of where her remains— and the remains of her daughter with Ted Hughes, Shura— are buried is part of an ongoing, confusing narrative of the ways her life and death have been erased from our cultural memory.

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