Tess Taylor has written articles for The New York Times and The New Yorker.
SylviaBy Tess Taylor
"There is a charge/ For the eyeing of my scars, there is a charge/ For the hearing of my heart." Sylvia Plath, "Lady Lazurus" Theres a certain irony to movie stars earning more for several months of work portraying poets than most poets actually earn over their lifetimes. Nevertheless, exactly 40 years after her suicide, one can go screen director Christine Jeffss Sylvia, the story of the Ted Hughes/Sylvia Plath drama for $10, give or take the price of popcorn.