It's Saturday! Happy Saturday!
- Richard Rayner at The Los Angeles Times reviews the new edition of The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath and other new paperbacks.
- Jessica Loudis at the Brooklyn Rail reviews Daniel Mendelsohn's How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken. Mendelsohn discusses Ted Hughes' adaptation of Alcestis in an essay entitled "Not an Ideal Husband".
- Thanks to Gail Crowther for bringing the Poetry Archive to my attention. The Poetry Archive is the world's premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. This is a wonderful resource for recorded poetry. Sylvia Plath's page included "Parliament Hill Fields" and "The Applicant". Both poems were read at the BBC.
- The New York Times reviews 'WARD 9', a production that is part of the New York Musical Theater Festival. The show is set in an asylum that has a few well-known patients: Vincent van Gogh, Vivien Leigh, Sylvia Plath, Beethoven and Nijinsky. Details: On through Sept. 21. Performance time: 8 p.m., Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, (212) 352-3101, nymf.org; $20.
- Plath Profiles is currently accepting submissions for Volume 2, scheduled to be published in August 2009. We're very excited to announce that we have two guest editors lined up for Volume 2! They are Anna Dillon, School of English at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland and Dr. Fereshteh Zangenehpour, Senior Lecturer, English Department at Göteborg University, Sweden.
- Of great concern to all should be the status & stature of American poetry.