An Introduction to "The Boston Trio": Sylvia Plath with Robert Lowell and Anne Sexton

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Sarah-Jane Burton

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Essays and Poetry from the Sylvia Plath 2012 Symposium
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Sarah-Jane Burton, University of Wollongong

Sarah-Jane Burton is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her dissertation, Structures of Influence: "The Boston Trio," Lowell, Plath and Sexton examines influence in this Boston circle and explores the institutional structures crucial to the development of mid-twentieth century American poetics. Sarah-Jane has an MA with distinction, and teaches English and Philosophy at the University of Wollongong. Her research has been honoured with grants from Harvard University and Indiana University.