Sylvia Plath

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Birthday
27, 1932
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Feb 11, 1963 (30)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1932
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Feb 11, 1963 (30)

About

American poet best remembered for her novel The Bell Jar, as well as for her collection The Colossus and Other Poems. Her Collected Poems were published posthumously and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982.

Before Fame

She attended Smith College and received a Fulbright Scholarship to continue her studies at Newnham College, Cambridge.

Trivia

Her autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, documents the descent into depression that ultimately led to her 1963 suicide.

Family Life

She had two children, Frieda and Nicholas, with renowned English poet Ted Hughes. She committed suicide in 1963.

Associated With

She and Anne Sexton were fellow confessional poets and close friends.