The Beekeeper’s Daughter: The poetry of Sylvia Plath
Being a daughter, wife, mother, woman and poet are some of the themes explored by Plath in her poetry. This day school will look at some of the thoughts of this complex woman as revealed in her poems.
Due in almost equal measure to her much-discussed private life as to her outstanding poetry, Plath is a well-known literary figure. However, she was far from straightforward; indeed often contradictory in her views on topics such as marriage, parenthood and the role of women. We shall be looking at a selection of her poetry and discussing some aspects of her life as revealed in those poems. I shall provide copies of all course materials. If you would like further information, please ring me on 01275 870034.