Sylvia Plath

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
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Profession: Author and Poet

United States of America

Why Famous: Credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections: "Other Poems and Ariel" and "The Colossus".

Plath won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for "The Collected Poems" and is also well known for her semi-autobiographical work "The Bell Jar".

She suffered from depression for much of her adult life, and in 1963 she committed suicide.

Born: October 27, 1932
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: February 11, 1963 (aged 30)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Married Life

  • 1956-06-16 British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.

Historical Events in the Life of Sylvia Plath