wordsout from Cafe Church poems by Linda Harvey   home


A black-and-white photo of a woman with shoulder-length hair. She is seated facing the camera, wearing a sweater, with bookshelves behind her.

Who do they say that you are?
For Sylvia Plath's critics

Holbrook thinks you're schizoid.
The feminists rage.

Sexton is so jealous
she didn't win this race.

Alvarez thinks he's got it
how wrong could he be?

Even Ted's been barking
                tree.
            wrong
        the
    up

Mother knows her daughter,
for what that's worth.

Letter Home should prove it
or does Bell Jar speak the truth?