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May Swenson's recollection of meeting Sylvia Plath at Yaddo in 1959

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Title

May Swenson's recollection of meeting Sylvia Plath at Yaddo in 1959

Subject

Swenson, May, 1919-1989

Description

Meeting Sylvia Plath at Yaddo. Swenson mentions that she met Plath at Yaddo in the fall of 1959. She went to dinner at the home Plath shared with Ted Hughes. Plath was in bed ,ill and pregnant, so Swenson met her at her bedside. They had a quick introduction before Plath became tired. It was there in Yaddo that Swenson discovered that Plath had been assembling her first selection of written poems. Swenson says that she barely knew who Plath was at the time nor could she have known what wide impact her poetry would make.

Creator

Swenson, May

Source

May Swenson Papers (MSS111) - Box 144, Folder 4941

Date

1987: October 3

Rights

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Relation

Series II.2 Prose - May Swenson

Format

1 leaf. Recto only.
1 jpeg image. 600 ppi.
text

Language

English

Type

Narrative

Identifier

MSS111_II_2_I_Met_Sylvia_Plath.jpg
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Citation

Swenson, May, “May Swenson's recollection of meeting Sylvia Plath at Yaddo in 1959,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/9322.