Biographical sketch of poet Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). Program includes interview footage with Plath by Peter Orr from the British Council, recorded in London in October 1962. During this interview she reads the following poems: Stopped Dead, Daddy, Lady Lazarus, The Applicant, Medusa, A Secret, Amnesiac, Nick and the Candlestick, and A Birthday Present. Other readings included here by Plath are from 1958 and 1959, recorded in the U.S. This program also includes readings and/or interviews by poets Erica Jong, Robin Morgan, Robert Bagg, Paul Roche, and George Starbuck, interviews with filmmaker Polly Elliott and Plath's editor Frances McCullough, readings from Plath's books by Donna Dooly, and a reading from her college roommate's journal by Brett Vuolo. Also broadcast on KPFT.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.