Professor and Poet David Trinidad Spoke With Scholar Heather Clark about the Life of Sylvia Plath

Trinidad hosted a Community Conversations podcast with Heather Clark

Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library is an archive and manuscript library at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The Rose Library hosts a podcast, Community Conversation, which is a series of interviews with people connected to The Rose Library’s collection.

Columbia College Chicago English and Creative Writing Professor and poet David Trinidad spoke with scholar Heather Clark in a Community Conversation about Clark’s newest book Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath. Trinidad notes that Red Comet is undeniably the most detailed and comprehensive biography of the poet and novelist Sylvia Plath to date. Red Comet has been shortlisted for the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and the Slightly Foxed Prize for Best First Biography since its release in October 2020.

Trinidad is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and collaborations. These include Swinging on a Star (Turtle Point Press, 2017), Notes on a Past Life (BlazeVOX [books], 2016), Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera (Turtle Point, 2013), and Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems (Turtle Point, 2011).  Digging to Wonderland is forthcoming from Turtle Point in 2022. He is also the editor of A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos (Nightboat Books, 2011), which won a Lambda Literary Award, and Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith (Turtle Point, 2019).

Find the full conversation between Trinidad and Clark here:



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