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Kathleen Spivack

Kathleen Spivack is the author of six collections of poetry, including The Break-Up Variations. The essay in this issue comes from Robert Lowell: A Personal Memoir.


Some Thoughts on Sylvia Plath

Spring 2004 | Essays

The woman next to me was astonishing in her stillness. She appeared perfectly composed, quiet, almost fixed in her concentration. She was softly pretty, her camel's hair coat slung over the back of her chair and a pile of books in front of her. Her notebook was open, her pencil poised. Everything seemed neat. This was Sylvia Plath.