10 August 1941
SP's first published poem, "Hear the Crickets Chirping", appeared in a letter to the Boston Sunday Herald
when she was eight years old.
14 January 1963
SP's novel, The Bell Jar
, appeared under the pseudonym 'Victoria Lucas', less than a month before her suicide.
11 February 1963
SP committed suicide by gassing herself in her London
28 September 1981
SP's Collected Poems
were published, nearly twenty years after her death: they were edited with an introduction by Ted Hughes
Early 2000 The Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962
, edited by Karen V. Kukil, appeared after the death of Plath's husband, Ted Hughes
: the first printing of the entire corpus of Plath's surviving journals.