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Sunday, May 3 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Heartbreak in the Work of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath LIMITED

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New work on the Sexton and Plath archives reveal how much heartbreak played a part in the work, as well as the lives, of these gifted poets. I’ll be sharing some of this new research. Then I’ll look closely at the poetry of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath and talk about how these remarkable poets transformed heartbreak into art. Author of “With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Plath, Sexton, Bishop, Kunitz and Others,” I knew both Sexton and Plath personally, saw drafts of their poems as they were writing them, and was able to observe the process by which they shaped their pain into art. Using handouts, I will talk about some of the factors that might shape art, in this case poetry.

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Kathleen Spivack

Writer/teacher.
Kathleen Spivack is the author of "Unspeakable Things," published by A.Knopf, 2016. Her last book was "With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz and Others" (University Press of New England, 2012.) She’s published eight other books of prose and poetry (Doubleday, Graywolf, and others.) Kathleen Spivack has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
PEM Morse Auditorium

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