Tuesday, October 27, 2009

On October 27

On this day in ...
... 1932, Sylvia Plath (left) was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. A creative spirit was evident early on, both in painting and in poetry -- she published her 1st poem at age 8. Her years at Smith College and summer internship at Mademoiselle magazine, a period that included a suicide attempt, provided material for her 1st novel, The Bell Jar. Plath lived and wrote poetry in the United States and Britain, birthplace of her husband, poet Ted Hughes. At age 31 Plath died in London, a suicide, on February 11, 1963.

(Prior October 27 posts are here and here.)

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