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Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 27, 1932 , she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. She was the daughter of a German immigrant college professor, Otto Plath, and one of his students, Aurelia Schober. The poet’s early years were spent near the seashore, but her life changed abruptly when her father died in 1940. In 1940, when Plath was eight years old, her father died as a result of complications from diabetes. He had been a strict father, and both his authoritarian attitudes and his death drastically defined her relationships and her poems—most notably in her elegiac and infamous poem Daddy. She became one of the most dynamic and admired poets of the 20th century. By the time she took her life at the age of 30, Plath already had a following in the literary community. In the following years her work attracted the


Gary Snyder Gary Snyder was born on May 8, 1930, in San Francisco. He has published numerous books of poetry and prose, and also had achieved numerous awards including an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, the Levinson Prize from poetry, the Robert Kirsch lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Times, the Shelley Memorial Award etc., and most recently, he was announced as the recipient of the 2012 Wallace Stevens Awards for lifetime achievement by the Academy of American Poets. He was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American poets in 2003. Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout by Gary Snyder is a quiet meditative type of poem in which the persona meditates upon a landscape that he describes. The poem begins like a descriptive poem, but is a serious meditation upon an American rural landscape, and upon the people who have literally and metaphorically left it behind when they went after the lure of the city civilization. This poem is a


Adrienne Cecile Rich Adrienne Cecile Rich was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 16, 1929, the elder of two daughters. Her father, Dr. Arnold Rich, was a medical professor at John Hopkins University, and her mother, Helen Jones, was trained as a concert pianist though she abandoned this career to devote herself to her domestic responsibilities and to teach. Rich’s father, a man of science, was extremely well versed in the humanities and steeped Rich in the tradition of his favorite English poets, such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and John Keats. Her relationship with her father dominated both her upbringing and her subsequent poetic career. In 1953, she married Harvard University economist Alfred H. Conrad. Two years later, she published her second volume of poetry, The Diamond Cutters . After having three sons before the age of thirty, Rich gradually changed both her life and her poetry.   Throughout the 1960s she wrote several collections, including Snapshot