Heather Clark

Heather Clark is the author of The Ulster Renaissance: Poetry in Belfast, 1962-1972, which won two book prizes from the American Conference for Irish Studies; Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath, which won the Slightly Foxed Prize for Best First Biography and was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Biography; The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, an American Library Association Outstanding Academic Title; and, forthcoming from Knopf, Her Kind: The Boston Years of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich and Maxine Kumin. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at the University of Huddersfield.

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