The Plath Cabinet

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Four Way Books, 2009 - Poetry - 71 pages
4 Reviews
Part homage, part exploration, The Plath Cabinet offers a new window onto Sylvia Plath’s world, from her hand-made dolls and her passport to a preserved lock of her hair. The Plath Cabinet is not simply an unparalleled biography: it is a memoir in poems, telling the story of Bowman’s relationship to Plath and to poetry. The Plath Cabinet is a must-read for Plath-lovers, for anyone interested in memoir and biography, and for all readers of contemporary poetry.

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User Review  - Joey Gamble - Goodreads

These poems are obsessive and tightly wrought sound-images. And often so poignantly funny! An extremely well executed book, and a great meditation on/around a great poet. Read full review

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User Review  - Diann - Goodreads

Catherine Bowman's *The Plath Cabinet* focuses on one poet in a refracted memoir while deploying a new and more tightly wound style than that in her earlier books, and it's no accident that the author ... Read full review

Contents

Sylvias Mouths
3
Paradise 1956
16
Stars that year
30
Sylvias Passport
43
Things to Do 1953
56
Acknowledgments and Notes
69
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About the author (2009)

CATHERINE BOWMAN is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University and the author of the poetry collections Notarikon (Four Way Books 2005), Rock Farm, and 1-800-HOTRIBS. Bowman received the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for Poetry and her poems have appeared in six editions of The Best American Poetry. She lives in Bloomington.

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