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Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath's haunting and personal poems and her tragic life story have placed her in the pantheon of contemporary American poets. Plath grew up outside Boston, graduated from Smith College and att…

Sylvia Ann Hewlett,

writer, created a stir with the February publication of her book, Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children. She theorized that many women in the upper ranks of the workf…

Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes was the poet laureate of England from 1984 until his death in 1998, but his international fame will always rest on the fact that he was married to poet Sylvia Plath, who killed herself in 1…

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Poetry resources and poetry in the public domain compiled by David Johnson Follow, poet, follow right To the bottom of the night, With your unconstraining voice Still …

Sylvia Browne

Name at birth: Sylvia ShoemakerSylvia Browne was a popular spiritualist who offered paid psychic consultations, called readings, for many years. (She claimed to be assisted by a "spirit guide" known a…

Sylvia Porter

Sylvia Portercolumnist, authorBorn: 6/18/1913Birthplace: Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y. In 1931 Sylvia Field Feldman married a banker, Reed Porter. The following year she graduated from Hunter C…

Sylvia Beach

Name at birth: Macy Woodbridge BeachSylvia Beach was an American in Paris whose bookshop was a beacon for the literary elite of the period between World War I and World War II. She famously published …

Sylvia Sidney

Sylvia Sidney(Sophia Kosow)Age: 88 1930s star of the silver screen who, though tough in nature, excelled in her usual roles as the victim. Among her hits were An American Tragedy (1931), Fury …

Theodore Roethke

Name at birth: Theodore Huebner RoethkeTheodore Roethke was an American poet of the mid-20th century whose personal, introspective poems influenced a generation of modern poets and earned him a Pulitz…