Sylvia Plath was one of the most dynamic and admired poets of the 20th century. By the time she took her life at the age of 30, Plath already had a following in the literary community. In the ensuing years her work attracted the attention of a multitude of readers, who saw in her singular verse an attempt to catalogue despair, violent emotion, and obsession with death. She let her writing express elemental forces and primeval fears. In doing so, she laid bare the contradictions that tore apart appearance and hinted at some of the tensions hovering just beneath the surface of the American way of life in the post war period.
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Shah, 22, still remembers delivering his first spoken poem — in Grade 11 English class at Cawthra Park Secondary School in Mississauga. When he was called to the front of the classroom, every footfall felt like a step up a mountainside. His teacher, Melanie Riley, had loaned him a book of poetry by Tupac Shakur, The Rose that Grew from Concrete , and Shah was about to deliver his own personal narrative, about growing up as an ethnic minority and trying to fit in while grappling with what it means to be a man. Mississauga Councillor Jim Tovey nominated Shah for the position, after seeing him perform six years ago.