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Sylvia Plath Literary Festival
21st - 23rd October 2022
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall
The blood jet is poetry, / There is no stopping it.
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Sylvia Plath Literary Festival
21st - 23rd October 2022
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall
The blood jet is poetry, / There is no stopping it.

Karen Kukil

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Karen Kukil is an international authority on Sylvia Plath. She edited the unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (2000) and co-edited a two-volume edition of The Letters of Sylvia Plath for Faber and Faber (2017–18). Her scholarly chapters on Plath appear in The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath (2022) and Sylvia Plath in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Exhibitions curated by Kukil include “No Other Appetite”: Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and the Blood Jet of Poetry (Grolier Club, 2005) and One Life: Sylvia Plath (Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, 2017–18). In addition to curating literary manuscripts at Yale University and Smith College for more than 40 years, Kukil has taught courses on editing Sylvia Plath’s correspondence and poetry for Smith’s Archives Concentration program. Over the next two years, she plans to co-edit a complete, scholarly edition of The Poems of Sylvia Plath with Amanda Golden for Faber and Faber.

Paperback edition of The Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962 ed. by Karen V. Kukil (Faber & Faber, 2014)
The Letters of Sylvia Plath ed. by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil (Faber & Faber, vol. 1, 2017, vol. 2, 2018).

Email Address: kkukil@smith.edu

Website Address: www.smith.edu/academics/faculty/karen-kukil

Twitter: @KarenKukil

msmagazine.com/2017/12/07/keeper-womens-stories

www.smith.edu/about-smith/news/plath-letters-reveal-kaleidoscope-voices

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