Posted on October 12, 2021 at 3:16 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On this day almost sixty years ago, Sylvia Plath wrote her well-known poem “Daddy.”

While it wasn’t published until after Plath’s death, she did receive some media attention around it, reports Literary Hub.

In fact, a recording of her October 30, 1962, BBC Radio interview — in which Plath read “Daddy” and other poems — has survived to this day and is embedded below for your listening pleasure.

One more fun fact, which Lit Hub previously noted: Hole’s Courtney Love read “Daddy” during her audition for The Mickey Mouse Club in 1977.

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