Cathleen Allyn Conway is a poet, journalist, and scholar at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is completing her doctoral studies on intersections of Sylvia Plath and the Gothic in experimental poetics. She publishes scholarship on Plath as well as the Gothic, and is the author of Static Cling (Dancing Girl Press, 2012), All the Twists of the Tongue (Grey Book Press, 2018), American Ingénue (Broken Sleep Books, 2021) and the forthcoming Bloofer (Broken Sleep Books, 2023). She is also assistant publisher at the award-winning Broken Sleep Books. Originally from Chicago, she lives in London with her partner and son.
All the Twists of the Tongue (Grey Book Press); Footprints (Broken Sleep Books)
Plath as Influence: Writing workshop exploring experimental techniques that use Sylvia Plath as an influence as well as a source text. We will read and analyse works by other poets who have used Plath as an influence or source, and use those techniques to craft our own poems.
Website Address: www.cathleenallynconway.co.uk
“Cathleen Allyn Conway has built some of these striking poems from well-researched quotes that Ted Hughes deleted from Sylvia Plath’s journals prior to their initial publication. That in itself is a service to poetry and truth. And how Conway has ‘remixed’ them with her own work is powerful indeed.” – Robin Morgan, author of MONSTER