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Sylvia Plath Tape Reels

On the handwritten tracklists of Plath’s 1958 and 1959 sound-tape Reels
Scotch magnetic tape reel recorded by Sylvia Plath
From Houghton Library Blog: ‘Graphology is not necessarily a part of my job description. But, as the curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room, I’ve had occasion to grow curious about the convergence of an author’s handwriting with the audio recordings in our collection. Sound archives offer a particularly compelling constellation of human tools and technology. In the case of our Sylvia Plath materials, handwritten track-lists, typewritten manuscripts and sound-tape reels all participate in her poems’ cumulative—and continued—becoming.’ [Read More]

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