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The confessional: narrative therapy, Sylvia Plath and the emergence of “my truth”.

The Mozart Effect

In today's talk, I cover the links between narrative therapy, confessional poetry and the emergence of the phrase “My Truth”.Subscribe to our newsletter or leave us a comment here. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/au/fundraiser/charity/4075258)

26mins

6 Sep 2021

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NEVER SAY DIE: Heather Clark on Sylvia Plath

Life Sentences Podcast

Weighing in at nearly a thousand pages, this enthralling biography is the eleventh of American poet Sylvia Plath. But its emphasis is very different, thanks to Heather Clark’s determination to counter the obsession with her death and focus instead on Plath’s blazing talent and vitality.  With unparalleled access to  archives and never-before published material, Clark reveals a fragile but ambitious personality with original and  mercurial talent, plagued by mental health issues, and struggling with the intensity of her relationship with her mother and her husband Ted Hughes. Produced by David Roach for Two Heads media and Jennifer Macey. Music composed and performed by Amanda Brown and produced by Lilly Pilli. This podcast is made on Dharrawal country.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

2 Sep 2021

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Heather Clark - Sylvia Plath

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Heather Clark is a professor at University of Huddersfield, and the author of "Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath."

1hr 5mins

11 Apr 2021

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Three Women by Sylvia Plath

Play-Mates: Find Your New Favorite Play!

In this episode, Brynn covers the one-act audio drama, Three Women by Sylvia Plath, with guest Amanda Card. Heather McConnell returns to the podcast with a tear-jerking performance as the Third Voice, while Brynn and Amanda talk about the virtues of poetry and feminine anger. If you like poetry, emotionally stunning moments, and celebrating femininity regardless of gender, this one's for you! Heather McConnell: heathermcconnellsop@gmail.com Amanda Card: www.amandacard.com Email: playmatespodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @playmatespodcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brynn-hambley/support

51mins

26 Mar 2021

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Litpoetry Podcast Episode 10: 'The Applicant' by Sylvia Plath

The Litpoetry Podcast

This podcast contains a reading of Sylvia Plath’s, ‘The Applicant’.   https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57419/the-applicant from The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath (Faber and Faber, 1989) (Published in this podcast under fair usage, not-for-profit, educational use) The Litpoetry Podcast located on all major podcasting platforms or visit the Podcasts section on the Litpoetry website at https://www.litpoetry.com/home/litpoetry-podcasts For more resources and information on poetry visit the Litpoetry website at https://www.litpoetry.com/ This audio adaptation is copyrighted, © James Laidler (Litpoetry) Litpoetry Script writer & Presenter: James Laidler Litpoetry Podcast editor, sound engineer and Designer: James Laidler Email: j.laidler@bigpond.com Poem Recital by the extraordinary Voice Over Artist, Lucille Freeman, (Lucille can be commissioned for work on www.fiverr.com) https://www.fiverr.com/major5th/provide-a-calm-soothing-female-voice-over Music Backing Tracks used in Video Production: The following tracks used are licensed to Litpoetry through www.musicbed.com and include: 'Moshi Moshi' by Tokyo Rose  ‘a hidden place’ (night-cycles-version) by Blake Ewing Sad Emotional Piano by DS Productions Music Link: https://youtu.be/MzXCyO0DcyU 'You are Mine’ (feat. Holly Maher) by Secret Nation

20mins

25 Mar 2021

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Jessica McKenna, Talking Guitars, and Sylvia Plath

The 8 Dollar Game Show!

The hilarious Jessica McKenna (The Mighty Ones, Off Book Podcast) stops by the show to introduce a sea snail debutante, goof about brothers, and sort music into years. But when the time comes, will she win $8?? Our sponsor today is Adam Jenkins, the host's brother and, honestly, a pretty great guy.  And thanks, as always, to Eric Braband for our theme music. 

47mins

10 Feb 2021

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Mushrooms by Sylvia Plath - A Friend to Jenny

The Poetry Exchange

In this episode, Jenny talks with us about the poem that has been a friend to her – 'Mushrooms' by Sylvia Plath. Jenny joined The Poetry Exchange online and is in conversation with Poetry Exchange team members, Fiona Bennett and John Prebble. Fiona reads the gift reading of 'Mushrooms'. Mushrooms by Sylvia Plath Overnight, very Whitely, discreetly, Very quietly Our toes, our noses Take hold on the loam, Acquire the air. Nobody sees us, Stops us, betrays us; The small grains make room. Soft fists insist on Heaving the needles, The leafy bedding, Even the paving. Our hammers, our rams, Earless and eyeless, Perfectly voiceless, Widen the crannies, Shoulder through holes. We Diet on water, On crumbs of shadow, Bland-mannered, asking Little or nothing. So many of us! So many of us! We are shelves, we are Tables, we are meek, We are edible, Nudgers and shovers In spite of ourselves. Our kind multiplies: We shall by morning Inherit the earth. Our foot’s in the door. From Collected Poems (1981) by Sylvia Plath, published by Faber and Faber Ltd. For more information surrounding our upcoming event, 'In The Company of Poems', please visit www.thepoetryexchange.co.uk

25mins

28 Jan 2021

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Working: Biographer Heather Clark on Giving Sylvia Plath Her Due

Slate Culture

This week, host Rumaan Alam talks to author Heather Clark about her massive new biography Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath. Heather speaks about what separates her biography from the ones that came before it, and how an academic changes her writing style for a book aimed at a general audience. She also describes what it was like to track down and get permission to view materials she needed for the book. After the interview, Rumaan and co-host June Thomas talk more about the length of Heather’s book and the tremendous amount of research that went into it. In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Heather describes what it felt like to finally finish Red Comet, and she previews her next book.Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675.Podcast production by Cameron Drews.If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. It’s only $35 for the first year, and you can get a free two-week trial. Sign up now to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

10 Jan 2021

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Biographer Heather Clark on Giving Sylvia Plath Her Due

Working

This week, host Rumaan Alam talks to author Heather Clark about her massive new biography Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath. Heather speaks about what separates her biography from the ones that came before it, and how an academic changes her writing style for a book aimed at a general audience. She also describes what it was like to track down and get permission to view materials she needed for the book. After the interview, Rumaan and co-host June Thomas talk more about the length of Heather’s book and the tremendous amount of research that went into it. In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Heather describes what it felt like to finally finish Red Comet, and she previews her next book.Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675.Podcast production by Cameron Drews.If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. It’s only $35 for the first year, and you can get a free two-week trial. Sign up now to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

10 Jan 2021

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Sylvia Plath, "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea"

Lyric Life

Sylvia Plath's early poem "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea" shows her already working at an extremely advanced level in poetry. This poem is always read as some sort of debate between reality and the imagination. And I hesitated on it for months because I was trapped in that academic expertise. But the poem is actually an imaginative and even ironic engagement with the world, a gorgeous piece of craft from a young poet already at the top of her game.

28mins

2 Oct 2020

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