Tuesday, July 25

Ariel - Sylvia Plath (1965)

Wikipedia - ""Ariel was the second book of Sylvia Plath's poetry to be published, and was originally published in 1965, two years after her death by suicide. The poems in the 1965 edition of Ariel, with their free flowing images and characteristically menacing psychic landscapes, marked a dramatic turn from Plath's earlier Colossus poems. In the 1965 edition of Ariel, Ted Hughes changed Plath's chosen selection and arrangement by dropping twelve poems, adding twelve composed a few months later, and shifting the poems' ordering, in addition to including an introduction by the poet Robert Lowell. ...  In the same interview, Plath also cited the poet Anne Sexton as an important influence on her writing during this time since Sexton was also exploring some of the same dark, taboo, personal subject matter that Plath was exploring in her writing. ..."
W - Ariel
W - Daddy
Modern American Poetry: Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)
New Yorker: Sylvia Plath’s Joy
amazon: Ariel: The Restored Edition

2008 February: Sylvia Plath, 2011 May: "Daddy" (Video)