A Conversation with Heather Clark and David Trinidad

Poet David Trinidad and scholar Heather Clark deep dive into the light and dark sequences that compose the life of Sylvia Plath.
Heather Clark is the author of Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath, which has been shortlisted for the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and the Slightly Foxed Prize for Best First Biography; The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, which was a Choice/American Library Association Outstanding Academic Title; and The Ulster Renaissance: Poetry in Belfast 1962-1972, which won the Donald J. Murphy Prize and Robert Rhodes Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies. She has received a Public Scholar Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Biography Fellowship from the Leon Levy Center for Biography, CUNY. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at the University of Huddersfield in Yorkshire, England, and lives outside of New York City.
David Trinidad is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and collaborations.  These include Swinging on a Star (Turtle Point Press, 2017), Notes on a Past Life (BlazeVOX [books], 2016), Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera (Turtle Point, 2013), and Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems (Turtle Point, 2011).  Digging to Wonderland is forthcoming from Turtle Point in 2022.  He is also the editor of A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos (Nightboat Books, 2011), which won a Lambda Literary Award, and Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith (Turtle Point, 2019).  Originally from Southern California, Trinidad currently lives in Chicago, where he is a Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry at Columbia College.
To explore the Harriet Rosenstein Finding Aid, click here. To do the same with Ted Hughes' papers and to see what materials the Rose Library has of Sylvia Plath's, look here.