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Sylvia Plath Poetry and Readings

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A Better Resurrection
A Birthday Present
Aftermath
Alicante Lullaby
All the Dead Dears
An Appearance
Balloons
Bitter Strawberries
Black Pine Tree in an Orange Light
Blackberrying
Bluebeard
By Candlelight
Channel Crossing
Childless Woman
Cinderella
Climbing
Daddy Poem by Syvia Plath
Dialogue Between Ghost and Priest
Dirge for a Joker
Doomsday
Elm
Face Lift
Family Reunion
Female Author
For a Fatherless Son by Sylvia Plath
Frog
Gigolo
Lament
Last Words
Letter in November
Love Letter
Man in Black
Medusa
Moonrise
Morning Song
Mushrooms
Mystic
Narcissi
Natural History
Never try to trick me with a kiss
Night Shift
On Looking into the Eyes of a Demon Lover
Poppies in July
Prologue to Spring
Pursuit
Resolve
Sleep in the Mojave Desert
Song for a Summer's Day
Sonnet to Satan
Southern Sunrise
The Applicant poem by Syvia Plath
The Babysitters
The Beast
The Dead
The Everlasting Monday
The Hanging Man
The Night Dances
The Rival
To a Jilted Lover
Vanity Fair
Waking in Winter
Winter Landscape, with Rooks
Winter Trees
Words heard, by accident, over the phone



Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. Wikipedia
From Sylvia Plath Bio

depressive Plath committed suicide in 1963, garnering accolades after her death for the novel The Bell Jar, and the poetry collections The Colossus and Ariel. In 1982, Plath became the first person to win a posthumous Pulitzer Prize.


Sylvia's poems are troubled and the facts of her life are tragic. She is the symbol of the suffering artist who seems to struggle more with life, perhaps, than most. She, Van Gogh and Hemmingway make me wonder if great art is worth it or if these artists just seem to share the struggle more. Maybe it's legend itself that does this. We seem to prefer the artist who seems caged and dragged through the streets of life. The legend sure helps us enjoy the art!



Why should you read Sylvia Plath? - Iseult Gillespie

Sylvia Plath Reads Lady Lazarus

Sylvia Plath reads November Graveyard

Sylvia Plath reads "The Stones"

Sylvia Plath reading her poems 1958

Sylvia Plath reads "The Applicant"

Daddy--Read By Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath Reading Her Poetry

Sylvia Plath reading 'Lady Lazarus'

Sylvia Plath reading 'Daddy'

Sylvia Plath reading 'Tulip' with poem on screen

Sylvia Plath reading 'Cut'

Sylvia Plath reading 'Medusa'

Sylvia Plath reading 'Tulips'

Sylvia Plath reads Plath.

Sylvia Plath reads "The Disquieting Muses"

Sylvia Plath reads “Daddy” (1962) with intro / cc English, Deutsch, Français

Sylvia Plath reading 'A Birthday Present'

Sylvia Plath reading 'Fever 103°'

Sylvia Plath reading 'The Rabbit Catcher'

Sylvia Plath reading 'Nick And The Candlestick'

Sylvia Plath reading 'A Secret'

Sylvia Plath reading 'Berck-Plage'

Sylvia Plath Reads 'Daddy'

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