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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

A Tale of Two Sylvias: On the Letters Cover Controversy

Poet Kaveh Akbar tweets: “Burn all your swimwear photos, lest someone accidentally confuse one for a cover for your book of posthumously released letters.” A valid point, and one that resonates, liked by over 650 people. Still, I can’t let go of my gut instinct: it is a good thing to deepen the public perception of Sylvia Plath. This photo isn’t something she would’ve burned.
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