I am a freelance writer, researcher, and academic who specialises in Sylvia Plath studies, feminist life writing, and sociological hauntings. I am currently working on a number of solo and collaborative projects dealing with archival studies, the relationship between Sylvia Plath and her readers, and exploring ideas connected to the importance of secular pilgrimage and place.
My first book, Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year’s Turning, co-written with Elizabeth Sigmund was published by Fonthill Media in 2014. I have also published extensively on Plath in various journals and books, details of which can be found here.
My first solo authored book, The Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath, was published in early 2017. A co-authored book with Peter K. Steinberg, These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath, will be released later in 2017.
I am based in the North of England with my dog George and as a feminist vegan engage with politics concerning gender, power, and animal rights.
Author photograph ©Kevin Cummins, 2016