What do Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath have in common?

They both are tragedy queens

Archetypes are real. Muses are real. Writers are the channels of these spirits & if that sounds like witchcraft that’s because it is. These stories gave me chills. Sylvia Plath & Lana Del Rey course through the veins of these dark, sexy, mind-bending, fantastical, romantic, & haunting tales. Authors from different genres came together in their love & passion for these muses.


Tragedy Queens is a collection of original short stories inspired by both Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath, written by twenty-three authors. The anthology was conceived and edited by writer Leza Cantoral.

Both Del Rey and Plath have embodied longing and pain in ways that resonate with many listeners and readers, but they also are avatars of tremendous strength and resilience as well. Lana’s forte is her approach to American pop cultural mythologies, e.g California, Sunset Boulevard, gangsters and gun molls, Bonnie and Clyde – and her extremely deliberate cultivation of a persona. Sylvia is known for advancing the genre of confessionalism, a style of poetry which focuses on the psyche and personal trauma.

These two women may be truly distinct figures, operating in different genres, having different sensibilities, but they have a lot more in common that we can think of.


TRAGEDY QUEENS: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey & Sylvia Plath (16.95$) – CONCEIVED & EDITED BY LEZA CANTORAL