Best Friends

October 2, 2012

“Three weeks before she died on July 25, 2012, Marcia (Marty) Brown Stern ’54 sent me a registered letter, which began, ‘What is enclosed may astonish you.’ Indeed it did. The envelope included a draft of ‘marcia,’ an unpublished poem that Sylvia Plath ’55 wrote about their sophomore year together at Smith College in 1951.”

is an intern for The Millions. She is a writer and recent graduate of Smith College living in Cambridge, MA. She blogs at

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