Author(s): Sylvia Plath
The poems in Sylvia Plath's "Ariel", including many of her best-known such as "Lady Lazarus", "Daddy" and "Fever 103 degrees", were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, "The Colossus", and her death in 1963.
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Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime, The Colossus (1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar (1963). Her Collected Poems, which contains her poetry written from 1956 until her death, was published in 1981 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.