Sylvia Plath died 50 years ago leaving a black binder of poems that was to become her final, posthumously published collection, Ariel.
Now 40 leading female poets and performers read one poem each from
the restored edition of the final unedited manuscript in an evening
introduced by Plath's daughter, Frieda Hughes.
The readers are - Maureen Beattie, Emily Berry, Lily Bevan, Samantha
Bond, Emily Bruni, Kirsty Bushell, Anna Chancellor, Gillian Clarke,
Julia Copus, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Imtiaz Dharker, Amanda Drew, Noma
Dumezweni, Ruth Fainlight, Kate Fahy, Vicki Feaver, Deborah Findlay,
Stella Gonet, Haydn Gwynne, Victoria Hamilton, Anastasia Hille, Joan
Iyiola, Phyllis Logan, Amy McAllister, Lizzy McInnerny, Pamela Miles,
Amy Morgan, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Siobhan Redmond, Miranda Richardson, Jo
Shapcott, Jean Sprackland, Gerda Stevenson, Juliet Stevenson, Harriet
Walter, and Susan Wooldridge.
'In these poems… Sylvia Plath becomes herself, becomes something imaginary, newly, wildly and subtly created.' (Robert Lowell)
You can book your tickets here.