Forum / Like a Fat Gold Watch—a Sylvia Plath Anthology

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    Ann Bogle
    Jan 05, 03:54am

    A new book of essays about Sylvia Plath, the poet's work, is available from Lulu. The collection of essays (anthology) is called _Like a Fat Gold Watch_ and is edited by Christine Hamm. My essay included is also found here on Fictionaut and on my blog, _Ana Verse_, where it is the second most-viewed entry, 'I Am Vertical'.

    http://fictionaut.com/stories/ann-bogle/i-am-vertical

    To order a copy of the anthology:

    https://theplathanthology.com/

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    Mathew Paust
    Jan 10, 11:43am

    A fat, gold congratulations, Ann!

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    Sam Rasnake
    Jan 15, 03:17am

    This is great news, Ann. I'll be sure to check out the anthology.

    Your essay is a great one by the way.

    "That I felt uncomfortable patterning my work after Sylvia Plath's or other women writers' work as I later felt and continued to feel and to dodge them while reserving affection for their writing, suggests their influence in a wider way."

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    Mathew Paust
    Jan 15, 10:49am

    I find this study fascinating, Ann, your addressing the tensions between form and intuition. I've noticed elsewhere a rather stringent belief that form must drive content, and yet it seems to me they work collaboratively. As Plath does in "Vertical" and you in "House Guest". Congrats on the nearly 6K views at Ana Verse, and the anthology inclusion.

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    Ann Bogle
    Jan 16, 04:56am

    Thanks, Sam and Matthew for your thoughtful consideration of these works. I appreciate it. I received a copy of the book in the mail along with a sharp calendar and postcards advertising the anthology.

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