Introduction to Poetry. Professor Dan Moss recommends ‘Ariel’ by Sylvia Plath

Ariel by Sylvia PlathProfessor Dan Moss recommends Ariel by Sylvia Plath (ISBN: 0060931728):

Plath is a bestseller at Barnes and Noble for all the wrong reasons: beauty, betrayal, suicide, celebrity. Fortunately, this also means her compelling and disturbing second volume of poems is widely available.

Richard Wilbur called those poems “free and helpless and unjust”—still the wisest assessment of an endlessly promising and urgent poetic voice self-silenced in mid-career. And if one can tune out all the celebrity static, Plath turns out to be an extremely witty poet as well.

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