Poets are ultimately celebrators, of life and of poetry itself. A vocational poet like Plath gives life back to us in glittering language – life with great suffering, yes, but also with melons, spinach, figs, children and countryside, moles, bees, snakes, tulips, kitchens and friendships. There can be a chilling detachment about Plath’s poetic personality – like Yeats, she casts „a cold eye / On life, on death“ – but she also deploys a comic playfulness, a great appetite for sensuous experience, a delight in the slant rhymes and music of her verse, bravado, brio, a tangible joy in the unflowering of her genius. – Carol Ann Duffy
Zbirka Arijel američke pesnikinje Silvije Plat objavljena je dve godine posle njene smrti – 1965. Tridesetog oktobra 1960. godine – dakle, tri dana posle svog tridesetog rođendana, Silvija Plat je čitala pesme koje su tonski zabeležene u onom redosledu po kome se i pojavljuju u zbirci.
Hearing Plath’s voice brings a direct connection with her poetry that decades of biographical and academic debate has lost. This is quite wonderful.