16 June 2018

Ted Hughes scrapbook at Emory

As I did last year with Sylvia Plath's High School and Smith College scrapbooks, I wanted to get a catalog of the items in Ted Hughes' publications scrapbook help at Emory University. The scrapbook was started and probably largely put together by Plath; however there are a few post-Plath entries here so it is clearly something Hughes, his sister, or possibly Assia Wevill continued for a short while.

I am grateful to the staff at the Rose Library at Emory for their assistance with this project, as well as to Amy S. Li, recommended to me by Amanda Golden, for her assistance as well.

The original scrapbook is very fragile and closed for researcher use, understandably. However, there are two sets of photocopies that are available. I worked with two sets of photographs of the scrapbook, one labelled "chronological" and the other as "facing pages". I have not (yet!) visited Emory but desperately want to so as such I feel slightly less connected to this scrapbook. However, I hope the information is as correct and accurate as possible given these limitations. So the page numbers here reflect the order of those photographs and not necessarily that of the original scrapbook.

I have tried to find as much information as I could for each item in the scrapbook. Should any information be incorrect please do not hesitate to contact me so that we can fix it.


Page 1
Letter: Henry Rago (Poetry) to Ted Hughes, 1 June 1956
Clipping: TH contributor note, Poetry (August 1956): 345
Letter: Notice of acceptance, Poetry, 1 June 1956

Page 2
Clipping: Poetry (cover), August 1956
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Bawdry Embraced", Poetry (August 1956): 295-7

Page 3
Letter: M.L. Rosenthal (The Nation) to Ted Hughes, 3 July 1956
Letter: M.L. Rosenthal (The Nation) to Ted Hughes, 17 October 1956
Clipping: The Nation, Date and volume number
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Hag", The Nation (18 August 1956): 144

Page 4
Clipping: The Nation (cover), 10 November 1956
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Wind", The Nation (10 November 1956): 408

Page 5
Letter: Robert Hatch (The Nation) to Ted Hughes, 27 November 1956
Clipping: Table of Contents, The Nation, 22 December 1956
Payment stub: The Nation, "Roarers in a Ring", $15.00
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Roarers in a Ring", The Nation (22 December 1956): 543

Page 6
Clipping: Poetry (cover), February 1957
Letter: Henry Rago (Poetry) to Ted Hughes 2 November 1956
Clipping: TH contributor note, Poetry (February 1957): 331
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Drowned Woman", Poetry (February 1957): 296-7

Page 7
Clipping: The Atlantic (cover) February 1957
Letter: Phoebe Lou Adams to Ted Hughes, 2 November 1956
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Hawk in the Storm", The Atlantic (February 1957): 53

Page 8
Clipping: "The Poet's Voice", Radio Times (14 April 1957): 33
Payment invoice: BBC, "The Martyrdom of Bishop Farrar", 15.15.2
Payment stub: BBC, "The Martyrdom of Bishop Farrar", 15.15.2
Payment stub: BBC, earning income year ending 5 April 1957

Page 9
Letter: Daniel Curley (Accent) to Ted Hughes, 2 March 1957
Letter: Daniel Curley (Accent) to Ted Hughes, 1 April 1957

Page 10
Clipping: Accent (cover), Spring 1957
Clipping: TH contributor note, Accent (Spring 1957)
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Little Boys and the Seasons" and "Billet-Doux", Accent (Spring 1957): 82-3

Page 11
Clipping: Spectator (cover), 19 July 1957
Letter: Anthony Hartley (The Spectator) to Ted Hughes, undated
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Meeting", The Spectator, 19 July 1957: 111
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Parting", The Spectator, 2 August 1957: 116
Letter: Anthony Hartley (The Spectator) to Ted Hughes, 2 [August 1957?] (date obscured)

Page 12
Letter: John Lehmann (London Magazine) to Ted Hughes, 12 April 1957
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Famous Poet" (galley proof)
Letter: James Michie (London Magazine) to Ted Hughes, 15 July 1957

Page 13
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Casualty" and "The Ancient Heroes and the Pilot", Poetry (August 1957): 279-80
Clipping: Poetry (cover), August 1957
Clipping: TH contributor note, Poetry (August 1957): 333
Letter: Henry Rago (Poetry) to Ted Hughes, 15 March 1957

Page 14
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Ancient Heroes and the Pilot", "The Jaguar", and "The Martyrdom of Bishop Ferrar", Poetry (August 1957): 281-3
Clipping: Poetry (cover), August 1957

Page 15
Clipping: The Nation (cover), 20 July 1957
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Incompatibilities", The Nation (20 July 1957): 34
Clipping: Table of Contents, The Nation (cover), 20 July 1957
Letter: M.L. Rosenthal (The Nation) to Ted Hughes (18 May 1957)

Page 16
Telegram: John Bleibtreu to Ted Hughes, 22 February 1957
Telegram: Elizabeth Lawrence to Ted Hughes, 17 September 1957

Page 17
Letter: John Bleibtreu to Ted Hughes, 11 March 1957, (page 1)

Page 18
Letter: John Bleibtreu to Ted Hughes, 11 March 1957, (page 2)

Page 19
Letter: Elizabeth Lawrence (Harper & Brothers) to Ted Hughes, 15 March 1957

Page 20
Letter: Charles Monteith (Faber) to Ted Hughes, 9 May 1957
Page 21
Telegram: Charles Monteith (Faber) to Ted Hughes, 29 June 1957
Letter: T.L. Marks (Guinness Poetry Award) to Ted Hughes, 1 September 1958

Page 22
Clipping: TH contributor note, Harper's (August 1957)
Letter: Russell Lynes (Harper's to Ted Hughes, 17 May 1957
Clipping: Table of Contents, Harper's (August 1957)
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Dove-Breeder", Harper's (August 1957): 65

Page 23
Letter: Howard Moss (The New Yorker) to Frances Lindley, 17 July 1957
Payment stub: The New Yorker, undated, $63

Page 24
Letter: Howard Moss (The New Yorker) to Ted Hughes, 30 July 1957
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Thought-Fox", The New Yorker (31 August 1957): 28
Clipping: The New Yorker (cover), 31 August 1957

Page 25
Clipping: Masthead, The Cape Codder, 15 August 1957
Clipping: "British Poet Visiting Eastham", The Cape Codder (15 August 1957)
Clipping: Ted Hughes, The Hawk in the Rain, Harper & Brothers, catalog
Clipping: New Books Published by Faber & Faber Autumn-Winter 1957-1958 (cover)
Clipping: Ted Hughes, The Hawk in the Rain, Faber & Faber, catalog

Page 26
Clipping: Masthead, The Cape Codder, 15 August 1957
Clipping: The Poetry Calendar of Events, October 1957, 92nd Street Y
Clipping: "Success of Heptonstall Poet", Yorkshire Post [? Unknown Newspaper], circa 1957
Letter: Anthony Hartley (The Spectator) to Ted Hughes, 15 August 1957
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Secretary", The Spectator, 30 August 1957: 279
Letter: The Spectator, complimentary slip, undated

Page 27
Clipping: The Hawk in the Rain, dust jacket flap
Clipping: "Achievement of Local Poet", Hebden Bridge Times (8 November 1957)
Clipping: "Mexborough Poet Acclaimed in U.S.A.", South Yorkshire Times (21 September 1957)
Clipping: "We See by the Papers", Smith Alumnae Quarterly (Fall 1957): 22; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 28
Clipping: The Hawk in the Rain (cover), Harper & Brothers
Clipping: "Prize winning poems", [Times?] Book Review (22 September 1957): 12
Clipping: "Local poet with more than local stature", Halifax Daily Courier & Guardian, 6 December 1957; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 29
Clipping: Austin Clarke, "The Western Word", The Irish Times (14 September 1957)
Clipping: Robin Skelton, "Current Verses", Manchester Guardian (4 October 1957)
Clipping: E.E., "Three Modern Poets", Oxford Times (20 September 1957)
Clipping: Edwin Muir, "Kinds of Poetry", The New Statesman (28 September 1957): 391-2 annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 30
Clipping: Kenneth Young, "Poets Telling Tales", The Daily Telegraph (6 October 1957)
Clipping: Artemesia Bryson, "Poetry Marked by Power, Sensibility", Fort Worth Star-Telegram (6 October 1957): 4
Clipping: [Patric Dickinson], "Poems of Substance", Times Literary Substance (18 October 1957): 626
Clipping: "Yuletide Checklist", Saturday Review (7 December 1957): 39; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 31
Clipping: W. S. Merwin, "Something of His Own to Say", New York Times Book Review (6 October 1957): 43; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Harry M. Meacham, "Two Poetry Volumes", Richmond News Leader (24 October 1957)
Clipping: A. Alvarez, "Tough Young Poet", The Observer (6 October 1957): 12; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Irving H. Bucher, "Praise For A New Poet", Baltimore Sun (6 October 1957): FE6

Page 32:
Clipping: John Press, "A Poet Arrives", The Sunday Times (3 November 1957): 7
Clipping: Graham Hough, "Landmarks and Turbulences", Encounter (November 1957): 83-7; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Picture of Ted Hughes, Saturday Review (9 November 1957): 42
Clipping: Philip Booth, "From a Violent World", Saturday Review (9 November 1957): 43; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Selden Rodman, "Moments in the West Indies" Saturday Review (9 November 1957): 44 ; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 33
Letter: Louis F. Haynis (Harper & Brothers) to Ted Hughes, 2 October 1957
Clipping:Judith Spink, "Poetry", The Isis (23 October 1957)
Clipping: J. C. Hall, "Drunk with Hopkins", Books and Bookmen (November 1957)

Page 34
Clipping: Vernon Watkins (ed.), Landmarks and Voyages (Christmas 1957): prints Ted Hughes, "Everyman's Odyssey"
Clipping: John Heath-Stubbs, "New Poetry", Time and Tide (19 October 1957)
Clipping: Charles Higham, "Poetic Styles", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 November 1957)

Page 35
Clipping: Robert Conquest, "Intercontinental Missiles", The Spectator (11 October 1957)
Clipping: G. J. Warnock, "Book Reviews", Oxford Magazine (22 May 1958)
Clipping: "Third Programme" [review by Elizabeth Jennings] (13 December 1957)
Clipping: Eric Gillett, [Book Review], The National and English Review (January 1958)
Clipping: Edwin Muir, "Books of the Year", The Observer (22 December 1957)
Clipping: Sir Ifor Evans, "Poets Old & New", Birmingham Post (26 November 1957)

Page 36
Clipping: Edwin Morgan, "Poetic Temptations: Varieties of Deliverance", Glasgow Herald (5 December 1957)
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "November", [unidentified newspaper], 3 January 1958
Clipping: "Worthwhile Reading", American Weave: A Poetic Quarterly (Autumn 1957)
Clipping: "The Poetry Society of Australia", Prism (February 1958)
Clipping: "London Letter", Prism (February 1958)

Page 37
Clipping: The Bookman Annual (Christmas 1957): 52
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Quest", The Grapevine 5 (February 1958): 9
Clipping: "Descend, Ye Nine! Descent and Sing", The Times (23 January 1958): 13
Clipping: Rosaleen McCoola, "Ted Hughes", The Grapevine 5, (February 1958)
Clipping: "Great Praises", The Listener (23 January 1958): 169-70

Page 38
Clipping: "Comment", Prism (January 1958):
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Crow Hill", The New Statesman (15 March 1958): 352
Letter: Janet Adam Smith (The New Statesman) to Ted Hughes, 5 February 1958

Page 39
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Thrushes", Encounter (March 1958):
Letter: Stephen Spender (Encounter) to Ted Hughes, date illegible
Payment stub: Harvard University, Morris Gray Lecture, 2 April 1958, $100.00
Clipping: "Honours and Distinctions", Pembroke College Cambridge Society: Annual Gazette (1957/8?)
Clipping: "Ted Hughes to Read Poetry at Harvard", The Boston Sunday Herald (30 March 1958): 44

Page 40
Clipping: The New Yorker (cover), 19 April 1958
Clipping: "Verse", The New Yorker (19 April 1958): 152
Broadside: "Ted Hughes" [poetry reading], 11 April 1958

Page 41
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Good Life", "Things Present", "Witches", published as ‘Four Poems’, Sewanee Review (Spring 1958): 256-7
Payment stub: The Sewanee Review, $38

Page 42
Clipping: (cont.) Ted Hughes, "Witches", and "Everyman’s Odyssey", published as ‘Four Poems’, Sewanee Review (Spring 1958): 257-8
Clipping: Sewanee Review (cover), Spring 1958
Clipping: Sewanee Review (cover), Spring 1958; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: James Dickey, "In the Presence of Anthologies", Sewanee Review (Spring 1958): 294-314; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 43
Clipping: "Three Modern Poets", Church Times (28 March 1958)
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Witches", New Statesman (9 August 1958): 173; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Missing
Clipping: Padraic Fallon, The Dublin Review; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 44
Clipping: The Beloit Poetry Review (24 January 1958)
Clipping: William Kean Seymour, "To Note & Observe", Poetry Review (January 1958) ; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 45
Clipping: "Third Programme", Radio Times (22 January 1958): 35
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Billy Hook and the Three Souvenirs, Jack and Jill (July 1958): 26
Clipping: "Of Cats" (galley proof), The New Statesman (25 October 1958); annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Of Cats", Harper's (June 1958): 30

Page 46
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Billy Hook and the Three Souvenirs, Jack and Jill (July 1958): 27
Clipping: "Work by a Local Poet to be given on B.B.C. programme" [circa 21-26 August 1958]
Clipping: "Poetry Reading" [circa 21-26 August 1958]
Clipping: "Today: Network Three" [circa 27 August 1958]
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Relic", Harper's (November 1958): 36
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Retired Colonel", The Spectator (22 August 1958): 260; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 47
Letter: Eric W. White (Poetry Book Society) to Ted Hughes, 3 July 1957
Clipping: "Poetry", The Bookseller (21 September 1957)
Telegram: T.L. Marks (Guinness Poetry Award) to Ted Hughes, 9 September 1958

Page 48
Telegram: Charles Monteith (Faber) to Ted Hughes, 28 October 1958
Clipping: Lewis Nichols, "In and Out of Books", The New York Times Book Review (9 November 1958); annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: "Ted Hughes Wins Poetry Prize", The New York Times (23 October 1958)
Clipping: "Prize Winner", Hebden Bridge Times
Clipping: "The Top Poet", Daily Express ()
Clipping: "Calder Valley born poet wins 300 award", ()
Clipping: "Poet's 300 prize", Yorkshire Post ()
Clipping: "Boston Poet Wins Award In Britain", (###). SP mentioned in article: "Mr. Hughes resides at 9 Willow st., Beacon Hill, with his American wife, poetess Sylvia Plath..."

Page 49
Letter: T.S. Eliot (Faber) to Ted Hughes, 30 October 1958
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Historian", The Nation (15 November 1958): 364; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Things Present", The Spectator (3 October 1958): 454; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 50
Telegram: Terence Kilmartin (The Observer) to Ted Hughes, 13 November 1958
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Thrushes", The Observer (23 November 1957): 7
Clipping: "Six Young Poets" [photograph of Ted Hughes], Books and Bookmen (June 1958)
Clipping: Philip Henderson, "The Spoken Word: A New Poet and a Dead Dog", The Listener (4 September 1958): 356; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: "Dialer's Guide Tonight", Christian Science Monitor (25 November 1958); annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 51
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "A Woman Unconscious", "Cat and Mouse", and "To Paint a Water-Lily", Poetry (August 1959): 296-7; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Historian", Encounter (July 1959): 43; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Wilfred Owen's Photographs", The Spectator (2 January 1959): 22; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 52
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "To Paint a Water-Lily" and "Lupercalia", Poetry (August 1959): 298-300
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Crow Hill", Paris Review (Summer 1959): 71; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 53
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Thrushes", "The Bull Moses", "The Voyage", Audience (Summer 1959): 55-7; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Bullfrog", The New Yorker (8 August 1959): 26; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 54
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Nicholas Ferrer", Audience (Summer 1959): 58–9; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Relic", Encounter (September 1959): 32; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Sunstroke", The Observer (17 May 1959): 21; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 55
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Pike", Audience (Summer 1959): 60-1; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Crag Jack's Apostasy" and "The Good Life", The Spectator (4 July 1958): 19; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Payment stub: Boston University, 5 March 1959, $35

Page 56
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Dick Straightup", Northern Broadsheet (Summer 1959); annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: "45 Guggenheim Winners Here", The Boston Herald (20 April 1959)
Payment Stub: Smith College, 8 April 1959, $50

Page 57
Ted Hughes, "Hawk Roosting", "Strawberry Hill", and "November", Critical Quarterly (Summer 1959): 124-5; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Payment stub: The New Yorker, 23 October 1957, $46
Payment stub: The New Yorker, 7 January 1958, $34

Page 58
Payment stub: The New Yorker, 3 November 1958, $63
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Groom's Dream" and "Constancy", London Magazine (August 1958): 17-18; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Roosting Hawk", Grecourt Review (May 1959): 235; annotated by Sylvia Plath

Page 59
Payment stub: Harper's, undated, $200
Letter: Katherine G. Jackson (Harper's) to Ted Hughes, 30 June 1959
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "February", London Magazine (April 1959): 47; annotated by Sylvia Plath
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Voyage, London Magazine (April 1959): 48(?)

Page 60
Clipping: "Three Speakers in Sloane Square", The Sunday Times (14 July 1963): 24
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "The Poetry of Keith Douglas", Critical Quarterly (Spring 1963):43
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "It was like this", The Guardian (8 February 1963): 8

Page 61
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Is Poetry Your Hobby?", The New Statesman (9 August 1963): 172
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Gulls Aloft", Christian Science Monitor (12 December 1959): 12
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Snails", Christian Science Monitor (15 December 1959): 8; annotated by Aurelia Schober Plath
Clipping: "Ted Hughes" (prints "Lupercalia"), [Neue Zurcher Zeitung], 21 May 1961

Page 62
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Bowled Over", New Statesman (28 September 1962): 406
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "A fable", Mademoiselle (March 1961): 204, 206
Clipping: "Ted Hughes", [photograph], Harper's Bazaar (October? 1961)
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Fishing at Dawn", New Statesman (26 May 1961): 838
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Flanders", The Spectator (26 May 1961): 768

Page 63
Clipping: "Hawthornden Prize Winner at Mexborough Speech Day", South Yorkshire
Times
(22 July 1961); prints photograph of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Clipping: "Five Ton Phantom", New Statesman (2 June 1961): 887

Page 64
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "Last Lines", "Sugar-Loaf", "Gog", "Wino", and "Toll of Aid Raids", The Observer (16 April 1961): 31 (missing? "Flanders, 1960")
Clipping: "In the Picture", The Observer (16 April 1961): 31

Page 65
Clipping: Ted Hughes, "England’s Toughest Community", The Nation (2 July 1960): 14; a review of Clancy Sigal, Weekend in Dinlock (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960).

Page 66
Blank

Page 67
Clipping: "Poetry Readings", The Guardian (18 July 1961): 8 (misdated on page in an unidentified hand)

Page 68
Clipping: Philip Toynbee, "From Virgil to Kingsley Amis", The Observer (22 April 1962): 20

All links accessed 18 March 2018.

11 June 2018

The Covers for The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 2: 1956-1963

This morning I noticed on Amazon.co.uk that the Faber & Faber cover for The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 2: 1956-1963 was displaying. So, I guess that means it is alright to show it here and elsewhere and let you all start thinking about it, discussing it, offering opinions, and everything else we are free to do with the information.

So, here are the Faber and HarperCollins covers side by side.


And for a reminder, here are the covers for the first volume.



All links accessed: 11 June 2018

03 June 2018

The Curious History of Sylvia Plath's "Mad Girl's Love Song"

Sylvia Plath wrote her most famous villanelle on 21 February 1953 about Myron "Mike" Lotz, of Yale, whom she met over the Thanksgiving holiday in November 1952. I suspect many of us have been in that position before about a love interest; and in fact maybe some of you feel this degree of beautifully painful longing waiting for the next exciting Sylvia Plath Info Blog post? Right…

Anyway, Plath sent the poem off to The New Yorker and Harper's. A typescript copy of "Mad Girl’s Love Song" held by Lilly Library, probably sent by Plath to her mother in her letter dated the same day of composition, includes the following note typed at the top: "this one had the honor of being inspired by one myron lotz…" (Letters of Sylvia Plath, 567).

The poem has quite an interesting publication history. "Mad Girl's Love Song" was first published in the Smith Review (Spring 1953). It then appeared in the August 1953 issue of Mademoiselle.



Mademoiselle authorized "Mad Girl's Love Song" to be reprinted in at least three editions of the Boston Evening American which was then covering Plath's disappearance during her first suicide attempt. It accompanied articles with some lurid headlines. First in "Police, Kin Fear Smith Girl Suicide" (Final Edition), and then in two articles from later editions with headlines "Smith Girl in Coma At Own Home" ((Sports Charts Entries Edition) and (Sports Entries Results Edition). You can see the 256 articles on Plath suicide attempt that I have found here.

After several years off, Plath saw "Mad Girl's Love Song" published along with "Soliloquy of the Solipsist" in Granta, 4 May 1957. In a letter home written on 22 October 1956, Plath called Granta, "the 'new yorker' of Cambridge undergraduate life" (Letters of Sylvia Plath, 1322).



A decade later, after Plath's death, the Estate of Sylvia Plath allowed "Mad Girl's Love Song" to be published in the Harvard Advocate, May 1967. This appearance featured a number of other other poems Plath wrote as an undergraduate at Smith: "Danse Macabre", "Admonition" [from "Trio of Love Songs"], "Doomsday", "Dialogue en Route", and "Circus in Three Rings".


In 1971 it was printed twice. It appeared in Lois Ames' "Afterword" in the American edition of The Bell Jar and in the limited edition Crystal Gazer and Other Poems. Crystal Gazer includes poems written over a ten year period from 1952 to 1962.


After this: Nothing. The poem may have appeared in some anthologies but this is a rabbit hole down which I have no intention to go. "Mad Girl's Love Song" was not included in Plath's Pulitzer Prize winning Collected Poems, either as poem in the "Juvenilia" section or even listed as a poem she wrote in the "Uncollected Juvenilia: A complete list of poems composed before 1956" in the Index; which is thus hardly "complete". Though to be honest this is one of many pre-1956 omissions.

All links accessed 24 December 2017.
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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.

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