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Author Q & A with Heather Clark. Author of Red Comet: the Short Life and Blazing Path of Sylvia Plath
April 15, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Heather Clark is the author of Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Path of Sylvia Plath. This acclaimed new biography of Sylvia Plath focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art. With a wealth of never-before-accessed materials–including unpublished letters and manuscripts; court, police, and psychiatric records; and new interviews–Heather Clark brings to life the brilliant daughter of Massachusetts (born in Jamaica Plain, but raised mostly in Wellesley) who had poetic ambition from a very young age and was an accomplished, published writer of poems and stories even before she became a star English student at Smith College in the early 1950s. Along with illuminating readings of the poems themselves, Clark’s meticulous, compassionate research brings us closer than ever to the spirited woman and visionary artist who blazed a trail that still lights the way for women poets the world over.
Heather Clark earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Harvard University and her doctorate in English from Oxford University. She is the recipient of numerous awards and a prolific author. Learn more about her accomplishments at www.heatherclarkauthor.com . Heather divides her time between Chappaqua, New York, and Yorkshire, England, where she is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at the University of Huddersfield.
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