The Poetry Question

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What’s Wrong With a Little Plath vs. The Stove Humor?



Sylvia Plath is in my top 5 favorite poets. I find her life story to be incredibly intriguing, and her death beyond tragic. That being said, Ariel, her book of poetry, and The Bell Jar, her one and only novel, are absolute masterpieces of the English language.

My opinions of her literary work aside, this comic is funny, and so are the others on LiteraryComix.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

6 comments on “What’s Wrong With a Little Plath vs. The Stove Humor?

  1. The Running Son
    May 9, 2013


    We came after Plath.
    after, but never away from.
    Her days were young.
    I write in comments.
    She sang in moon-song.
    not long tho
    there’s pain twisted and maiming
    in her longer days,
    spent no longer playing, crazy
    or not, here we a came.
    We have longer to stay, and play
    with the changing ways poetry
    always explains.


    Wanted to comment, but I wrote instead. I’ll name it.

    “My Tribute to a lady.”

    There. no better comment can be made. 😉 Jim

  2. indytony
    May 25, 2013

    I was drawn here while doing a tag search for “Sylvia Plath” posts.

    I am currently reading Plath’s journals in preparation for a writing project and I’m hoping to foster some dialogue about Plath’s life and work. I did a brief post on her early perspectives here –

    I would love for you to drop by and join the conversation.

    Keep up the good blogging.

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