01 April 2009

Sylvia Plath 2009 Poetry Tournament

Everything is March Madness here in the US. In keeping up with the times...

From Sylvia Plath Info

Vote for your favorite poem in the competition by emailing me or leaving comments... There are four regions in the 2009 Sylvia Plath Poetry Tournament: The Colossus Region, the Ariel Region, the Crossing the Water and Winter Trees Region, and the Restored Ariel Region. Poems were selected mostly at random; the selections in the two Ariel regions reflect those selected by Plath (Restored Ariel) and those selected by Ted Hughes (Ariel). This will be particularly fierce.

So, start those office pools. Recaps and those advancing will appear through the end of the tournament. Results for Round 2 will be posted Tuesday.

PS: Happy Birthday Frieda.


Anonymous said...

From the Colossus region:
1. The Colossus
16. Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor
8. Point Shirley
24. Poem for a Birthday

From Crossing the Water/Winter Trees region:
5. Candles
9. Parliament Hill Fields
25. Mystic
29: Among the Narcissi

From Ariel region:
2. Sheep in Fog
15. Little Fugue
7. Balloons
11. Years

From Restored Ariel region:
6. Magi
22. Amnesiac
14. The Rabbit Catcher
3. The Detective

Laurie said...

Black Rook
Poem for Birthday


Little Fugue

Ariel Restored:
Courage of Shutting Up
The Detective
Stopped Dead
The Jailor

Anonymous said...

Are we allowed write-ins? I've written in "Fever 103" in the "Restored Ariel" region.

Manor Garden
Black Rook
Disquieting Muses
Poem for a birthday

Crossing/Winter Trees:
Three Women

Sheep in Fog
Hanging Man
Munich Mannequins

Restored Ariel:
Fever 103
Rabbit Catcher

--Jim Long

Anonymous said...

Although I am not a registered blog-member here, I do visit this perfect site regularly, it is among my faVOURITES. Sylvia would be very much pleased with it since it is very profound and sensitive at the same time.
I live in a place where these volumes are not at all avaialble. Which means I can vote just for my favourites. Now these are my favourites:

1. Lady lazarus/Daddy/Fever103
2. Spinster
3. Rhyme

Tinker Jack

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Publications & Acknowledgements

  • BBC Four.A Poet's Guide to Britain: Sylvia Plath. London: BBC Four, 2009. (Acknowledged in)
  • Biography: Sylvia Plath. New York: A & E Television Networks, 2005. (Photographs used)
  • Connell, Elaine. Sylvia Plath: Killing the angel in the house. 2d ed. Hebden Bridge: Pennine Pens, 1998. (Acknowledged in)
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 3." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 119-138.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 4: Looking for New England." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012: 11-56.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 5: Reanimating the Past." Plath Profiles 6. Summer 2013: 27-62.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives, Redux." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 232-246.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives." Plath Profiles 2. Summer 2009: 183-208.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath. Oxford: Fonthill, 2017.
  • Death Be Not Proud: The Graves of Poets. New York: Poets.org. (Photographs used)
  • Doel, Irralie, Lena Friesen and Peter K. Steinberg. "An Unacknowledged Publication by Sylvia Plath." Notes & Queries 56:3. September 2009: 428-430.
  • Elements of Literature, Third Course. Austin, Tex. : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009. (Photograph used)
  • Gill, Jo. "Sylvia Plath in the South West." University of Exeter Centre for South West Writing, 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Helle, Anita Plath. The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007. (Photographs used, acknowledged in)
  • Helle, Anita. "Lessons from the Archive: Sylvia Plath and the Politics of Memory". Feminist Studies 31:3. Fall 2005: 631-652.. (Acknowledged in)
  • Holden, Constance. "Sad Poets' Society." Science Magazine. 27 July 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, Motion Picture. Directed by Rachel Talbot. Brookline (Mass.): Jewish Women's Archive, 2007. (Photograph used)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Karen V. Kukil. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. New York: Anchor Books, 2000. (Acknowledged in)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil (eds.). The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1, 1940-1956. London: Faber, 2017. Forthcoming.
  • Plath, Sylvia. Glassklokken. Oslo: De norske Bokklubbene, 2004. (Photograph used on cover)
  • Reiff, Raychel Haugrud. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar and Poems (Writers and Their Works). Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2008.. (Images provided)
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'A Fetish: Somehow': A Sylvia Plath Bookmark." Court Green 13. 2017.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'I Should Be Loving This': Sylvia Plath's 'The Perfect Place' and The Bell Jar." Plath Profiles 1. Summer 2008: 253-262.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'They Had to Call and Call': The Search for Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 106-132.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "A Perfectly Beautiful Time: Sylvia Plath at Camp Helen Storrow." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 149-166.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Proof of Plath." Fine Books & Collections 9:2. Spring 2011: 11-12.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Sylvia Plath." The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "The Persistence of Plath." Fine Books & Collections. Autumn 2017: 24-29
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "This is a Celebration: A Festschrift for The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3 Supplement. Fall 2010: 3-14.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Writing Life" [Introduction]. Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year's Turning. Stroud, Eng.: Fonthill Media, 2014.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. Sylvia Plath (Great Writers). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.