Posted on 10/27/2018 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

JULY 2019 UPDATE: The Sylvia Plath short story, while not previously published, has been publicly accessible since 1977 at Indiana University's Lilly Library.

In just a few months, the world will have the chance to read a previously unpublished Sylvia Plath short story.

Written when she was just twenty, “Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom” describes a fateful train journey and will be published in January. 

It’s among the releases set to celebrate publisher Faber’s ninetieth anniversary, including the dog-centric sequel to T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

Read more about Plath’s short story and its significance in the Guardian.

And in other news about female poets and long-lost work, Weekend Edition's Lulu Garcia-Navarro spoke recently with poetry hunter Erin Singer about her discovery of unpublished work by Anne Sexton.

You can listen to that segment below or read the transcript on NPR's website.

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