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Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer, born in Boston. She is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry.

Fun fact: She published her first poem, “Poem,” in the Boston Herald in 1941. She was nine years old! At twelve, her IQ was recorded at around 160.

This issue the Zeitgeist can’t help but recommend a handpicked list of Plath’s poetry that we feel everyone must read.


Mad Girl’s Love Song

Lady Lazarus

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