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The Plath Cabinet
Catherine Bowman

Four Way
2009 • 76 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-86-3

Part homage, part exploration, The Plath Cabinet offers a new window onto Sylvia Plath’s world, from her hand-made dolls and her passport to a preserved lock of her hair. The Plath Cabinet is not simply an unparalleled biography: it is a memoir in poems, telling the story of Bowman’s relationship to Plath and to poetry. The Plath Cabinet is a must-read for Plath-lovers, for anyone interested in memoir and biography, and for all readers of contemporary poetry.

Reviews / Endorsements

“This exuberant, tragic, sensuous book, with its fecund richness of forms and word-play, fulfills the promise; it does Plath and her influence proud.”—Annie Finch

“Bowman builds a repository of treasures or a museum of precious artifacts, but more: by keeping counsel with her dangerous muse, she challenges us to rethink the cabinet in which we have canonized women poets.”—Susan Gubar

CATHERINE BOWMAN is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University and the author of the poetry collections Notarikon (Four Way Books 2005), Rock Farm, and 1-800-HOTRIBS. Bowman received the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for Poetry and her poems have appeared in six editions of The Best American Poetry. She lives in Bloomington.

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