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"The published 'Ariel' seemed to be a story about a woman who was helpless agsinst her own sef-destruction, whereas the 'Ariel' that Plath put together was clearly a lifeline that she was creating poem by poem to show herself how she was going to fix her life..."
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Question of the Week
"I been a cross-dresser since I was 8 and I am now 47. I been divorced once because of my dressing and now married to supportive wife. I have always rejected my CD'ing until the internet came along. At first the internet world was a world with so many people with stories like mine. The internet was informative and supportive world. Now the transgender world on the internet seems to be more sexual then supportive. I have to admit I at times have done my fair share of being part of that sexual world. My question is do you think the internet is a help to make people aware of who we are or is making transgender a word that represents sexual deviation."
Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
Arguably one of the most influential female poets of the mid-twentieth century, Sylvia Palth continues to inspire people today, including the producers of the new movie "Sylvia". Our guest Kate Moses challenges interpretations of the poetry Sylvia wrote just before her death by suicide, and has written a novel called "Wintering" in which she depicts what she feels was the true state of Sylvia's mind in the months leading to her end.
In 1997 Kate Moses co-founded Salon.com's popular daily website "Mothers Who Think," which in turn inspired the nationally bestselling, American Book Award-winning anthology "Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood" (Villard 1999, Washington Square Press 2000). Kate was an Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts from 1995-98 and recipient of an Everett Helm Research Fellowship from the Lilly Library at Indiana University in 2000.
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