“Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.”— Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath was an American Novelist, short story writer, and poet. She was born October 27, 1932 and tragically took her own life February 11, 1963. She is best known for two of her published collections The Colossus and Other Poems (published in 1960), Ariel (published posthumously in 1965), and her semi-autobiography The Bell Jar (also published posthumously in 1963). She has been credited with advancing the genre of ‘confessional poetry’. In 1981, Ted Hughs published The Collected Poems, which included previously unpublished poetry written by Plath from 1956 to 1963, that he edited and introduced. Slyvia Plath was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1982.