Diane Middlebrook, the author of Hughes and Plath: A Marriage, discusses her book, and the influence that these two great poets had on each other and their work, in a podcast produced by Stanford University. It’s well worth listening to for an understanding of the context of their poetry, as well as providing an insight into the drama surrounding this extraordinary literary couple.
There are two free audio files, which you can listen to on your computer or download onto your iPod. The following links will take you directly to the audio files on the iTunes store , if you have iTunes installed on your computer. If you don’t, click on this link first to download iTunes:
- Her Husband: Hughes and Plath, A Marriage: Interview (15:00)
- Her Husband: Hughes and Plath, A Marriage: Discussion (1:07:38)