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Unread 01-11-2020, 01:15 PM
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R. S. Gwynn R. S. Gwynn is offline
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In Dickey's correspondence with Sexton, and hers with him, there is an attempt to make their schedules mesh so that they'd be in the same place at the same time. Luckily, this never came off.

I still challenge the assertion that Plath is underappreciated or whatever. Two generations of poets are now under her influence. To claim otherwise is to ignore a lot of literary history. In many ways, I would consider her the most influential poet of the last 50 years.

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Unread 01-11-2020, 03:22 PM
John Riley John Riley is offline
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Plath has certainly been famous but Iím not sure she has been evaluated beyond the proto-feminist confessional label which I donít think do her justice.
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Unread 01-13-2020, 07:53 AM
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I don't know Sam, a meeting of Sexton and Dickey might have been interesting – even fruitful. Think of Ben Johnson and Shakespeare under the hedge, or Dylan Thomas and Elizabeth Bishop on the tiles after the Library of Congress reading. Poets and poets, always better than poets and painters, or poets and house painters, come to that. I see it as a missed opportunity.
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Unread 01-17-2020, 05:32 PM
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Never mind. I'll try to come back and post something worthwhile, ha.

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