Biography: 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.
- 1956-06-16 British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes weds American writer and poet Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn in London, England
- 1956-02-26 Writers and poets Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge
- 1963-01-14 "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath is published by Heinemann in the UK, the author commits suicide a month later