Warren Kay Vantine, studio photograph of Sylvia Plath (1954) (Mortimer Rare Book Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, © Estate of Sylvia Plath)

Studio photograph of Sylvia Plath, 1954 Photograph: Warren Kay Vantine/College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

Poet/author Sylvia Plath and future Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, 1956. Plath committed suicide at age 30 and their son committed suicide at age 47.

Poet/author Sylvia Plath and future Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, Plath committed suicide at age 30 and their son committed suicide at age Historical Event Husband cheated on her

Sylvia Plath, September 1950

PHOTOS: What You Don't Know About Sylvia Plath

So, here’s what qualifies Plath in our mind: her frank writing about mental illness and sexuality in The Bell Jar, her soul-baring poetry, and her inspiring commitment “to be true to my own weirdnesses.” Oh, and there’s the fact that the first time she met husband Ted Hughes — who had a girlfriend at the time, mind you — she liked him so much that she bit his cheek and drew blood. Now that’s badass.

10 Legendary Bad Girls of Literature

Back in April, the Guardian dropped an apparent literary bombshell—new letters had been discovered from the poet Sylvia Plath, alleging horrific physical abuse at the hands of her husband, the Brit…

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Sylvia Plath’s Drawings

For Sylvia Plath’s Birthday, Hear Her Read ‘A Birthday Present’

On holiday: Sylvia Plath enjoys the beach in the summer of 1953 after her stint at Mademoiselle

Sylvia Plath goes mad in Manhattan: How a magazine assignment amid New York's elite drove her to the edge of sanity

On holiday: Sylvia Plath enjoys the beach in the summer of 1953 after her stint at Mademoiselle

Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath

evsyoungest: “ A love literary. ” Poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath… a complicated relationship.

Hear Sylvia Plath Read Fifteen Poems From Her Final Collection, Ariel, in 1962 Recording

Hear Sylvia Plath Read Fifteen Poems From Her Final Collection, Ariel, in 1962 Recording Open Culture

Sylvia Plath X3 lot Bell Jar Collected Poems Bitter Fame Biography

Sylvia Plath X3 lot Bell Jar Collected Poems Bitter Fame Biography

Sylvia Plath Interview. Excellent material to use for a literary analysis and biography.

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Sylvia Plath reads "Tulips": A Rare BBC Recording by brainpicker on SoundCloud

Back in April, the Guardian dropped an apparent literary bombshell—new letters had been discovered from the poet Sylvia Plath, alleging horrific physical abuse at the hands of her husband, the Brit…

Back in April, the Guardian dropped an apparent literary bombshell—new letters had been discovered from the poet Sylvia Plath, alleging horrific physical abuse at the hands of her husband, the Brit…

Sylvia Plath in Paris, 1956.

Sylvia Plath in Paris, 1956 (Gordon Lameyer). The doomed American poetess was probably on her honeymoon, and looked happy enough.

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