Introduction

Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1932. She graduated from Smith College in 1955 and won a Fulbright Scholarship to Cambridge University. Her books include the poetry collections The Colossus, Crossing the Water, Winter Trees, and the Collected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as the classic novel The Bell Jar. She was married to the English poet Ted Hughes, and together they had two children. Sylvia Plath died in London in 1963.