Heather Clark is the author of three award-winning books about postwar poets, most recently Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath, which won the Slightly Foxed Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and a New York Times Top 10 Notable Book of 2021. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Harvard Review, PN Review, Times Literary Supplement, Time, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry and Director of the Centre for International Contemporary Poetry at the University of Huddersfield, and a 2022-23 Guggenheim Fellow. Clark is currently working on a book about the Boston years of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich and Maxine Kumin, and a biography of Anne Sexton.
Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath (Alfred A. Knopf and Jonathan Cape, 2020). Under contract with Knopf: Waking in the Dark: The Boston Years of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich and Maxine Kumin; and Cracked Stars Shining: A Life of Anne Sexton
Website Address: www.heatherclarkauthor.com
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