Poetry Sounds: Sylvia Plath, “Lady Lazarus”
Poetry Sounds is a segment at Tate Street High Society that features poets reading their work aloud.
Since it is Sylvia Plath’s birthday week and Halloween (tomorrow!), we’re remembering Plath by bringing her back from the dead with a reading of “Lady Lazarus.” Spooky, chilling, a meditation on death, genocide, and the Holocaust. For interesting literary criticism of this work, check out excerpts via the Modern American Poetry Site maintained by the Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Also, see our post, “Happy Birthday, Sylvia Plath” for more articles about the woman, the poet, the legend.
If you prefer, you can read along as you listen to Plath conveniently here.
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