The Colossus: and Other Poems
With this startling, exhilarating book of poems, which was first published in 1960, Sylvia Plath burst into literature with spectacular force. In such classics as "The Beekeeper's Daughter," "The Disquieting Muses," "I Want, I Want," and "Full Fathom Five," she writes about sows and skeletons, fathers and suicides, about the noisy imperatives of life and the chilly hunger for death. Graceful in their craftsmanship, wonderfully original in their imagery, and presenting layer after layer of meaning, the forty poems in The Colossus are early artifacts of genius that still possess the power to move, delight, and shock.
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Review: The Colossus and Other PoemsUser Review - Ines Garcia - Goodreads
Sad. Raw. Deep. Beautiful. Read full review
Review: The Colossus and Other PoemsUser Review - Stephanie (The Night Bookmobile) - Goodreads
I recommend reading Ariel instead but there are still some winners in this bunch. Read full review