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Update on The Collected Writings of Assia Wevill

As an author and an editor, there are very few things that can be more exciting to providing an update about a forthcoming publication. One that has been in the works since the spring of 2018. When Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick asked me to work on a project, then called, The Selected Writings of Assia Wevill I knew immediately I wanted to do it. Even, as it was, on the heels of polishing off the second volume of The Letters of Sylvia Plath . As the project developed, it was decided that the title needed to be updated to The Collected Writings of Assia Wevill .  One of the biggest and happiest updates I can think of concerns the cover and as such it is with pleasure and pride that we present to you the cover image designed by the creative minds at the LSU Press, our publisher. We still have miles to go before the book is out. But we can say that the official publication date is 10 November 2021. Pre-order the hardback here! Or the Kindle here! Thank you!! All links accessed 20 April 2021.

Register for Sylvia Plath Event

Hello and good day to you. Happy to announce that registration for the Sylvia Plath event on Zoom is now open .  The speakers are Sarah Bahr, Kathleen Ossip, and Emily Van Duyne and myself. We hope to have time for questions and answers, too. So please remember it's Saturday 24 April 2021 starting at 10:30 am and running for 60 minutes. All links accessed 12 April 2021.  

Save the Date: Sylvia Plath Event, 24 April 2021

A short while ago I saw a tweet by Sarah Bahr about her presenting a Sylvia Plath paper at a conference. The topic was "'Dying is an Art': Sylvia Plath's Theatricality of Death."  Well, I want to hear this and it got me thinking that it was about time for another virtual Plath thing. But not a full on Zoomposium, that was a good thing but took a lot of time. So I thought it might be worthwhile to try a small panel of three or so people.  Poet and Plath fiend Kathleen Ossip, whom I at the 2012 Plath Symposium at Indiana consented to participate, too.  To round the thing out, Emily Van Duyne said she was on board to discuss another  virtual Plath series that we have been concocting and jonesing to start up (which will feature both Gail Crowther and Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, among others), once schedules start to open up in May. In addition to this series, I am hopeful of hosting and co-hosting more virtual Plath events in the future. So, if you have a paper you hav

Sylvia Plath Influencer

The year 2021 is a quarter over. That may be a good thing. That may, of course, be a bad thing. Who is to tell? But, while many of you have been obsessing over the wrong things (clearly), a US-based man has been building an Empire (think Darth Vader, only more nefarious) in the field of Sylvia Plath.  Who was Sylvia Plath? Sylvia Plath was an American-born poet who died in England. (Is that the briefest biography published to date? Certainly seems to be an easier  read for our consumers than a than the two ludicrously long volumes of her letters and a recent biography. (Think of the forests, people, please!) But we digress.) Sylvia Plath, it seems,  is  important. It seems she has a worldwide following both physically and virtually. Her works have been translated in to dozens of different languages and, even, Braille. In addition, more importantly, she has been referenced in the iconic television show The Simpsons and is a frequent question (or answer) on Jeopardy!   Once we became aw