The Books

The Bed Book

by Sylvia Plath
Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

One Potato Review

The view from the other side of the bell jar. Where lying in bed can mean visiting jungles on elephants’ backs, or voyaging to Mars “with mosquito nets for the stars.” There’s even a miniature bed, the very size and color of an overcooked pea, that you can take with you (and water) wherever you sleep, and a Big Dipper full of stew. Published in 1976, thirteen years after the poet’s death. Loopy and poignant.