There is a popular tendency to read Sylvia Plath's poetry in the context of her harrowing decision to end her life. But her poems are filled with references to death -- figurative and literal -- as a doorway to rebirth and the exhilaration of women reinventing themselves in roles not dictated by society. In this Poets on Poetry session presenter Mark Sheridan will examine Plath's "October poems," written just before her death.
Mark Sheridan is on the board of the Connecticut Poetry Society, where he has been active in their educational outreach. He received a Ph.D. in Modern History & Literature from Drew University in 2009, and then taught at-risk inner-city high school students in Newark and Elizabeth, NJ for five years.
Co-sponsored by the CT Poetry Society.
No registration required.Community Room