Sylvia Plath Reads Her Moving Poem “Tulips”: A Rare 1961 BBC Recording

Plath-3I didn’t want any flowers, I only wanted / To lie with my hands turned up and be utterly empty.”

Sylvia Plath — beloved poet, little-known but masterful artist, lover of the world, repressed “addict of experience”, steamy romancer, editorial party girl, bed classifier — endures as one of the most influential yet poorly understood figures in literary history.

Hear Sylvia Plath read “Tulips”

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