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On this day…

Poets, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

On this day in 1956, Sylvia Plath meets her future husband, Ted Hughes, at a party in Cambridge, UK. The two poets fell in love at first sight and married four months later.

Plath and Hughes with their child

Her first poetry collection, Colossus, was published in 1960 to favorable reviews. After that, she moved to London and wrote dozens of her best poems in the winter of 1962. Her only novel, The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical account of a college girl who works at a magazine in New York and suffers a breakdown, was published in early 1963, but received mediocre reviews.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


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