From Your Mother


Sylvia Plath is known as a writer and a poet, but she almost became a visual artist instead. Plath’s daughter, Frieda Hughes, who is also a painter and a poet, has created a book out of more than forty of her mother’s drawings.

Hughes’ father, Ted Hughes, also drew. Hughes says, “I used to assume that my love of painting or my desire to paint, if it’s genetic, then perhaps I got it from him, and he’d say, no, no, no, no, from your mother, from your mother.”

Over at TIME, Hughes talks about her mother, the drawings, and the upcoming book.

Abigail Bereola is a writer and the Books Editor for The Rumpus. On Twitter, @sherarelytweets. More from this author →