DAVID SEMANKI Submission, Plath Profiles Poem, “Allegory Without Gwyneth Paltrow as Plath and Daniel Craig as Hughes” As a trade editor at HarperCollins Publishers, I proposed to the Sylvia Plath estate that Plath’s original version of Ariel should be published. With the estate’s approval, a dream project began. Being responsible for the day-to-day editorial process for the book, I engaged with Plath’s original text on the macro-level (such as of manuscript order) to the micro-level (such as punctuation and differences of American versus British spelling). From this editorial experience, I produced the notes selection for the volume. But as the intense experience gave way to the book’s publication, I found myself still involved inwardly with the worlds that Plath’s poetry opened up to me. Thus, I have written the poem “Allegory Without Gwyneth Paltrow as Plath and Daniel Craig as Hughes” as a response to that inwardness. The poem uses the 1965 film Le Bonheur and the 2003 film Sylvia as scaffolding.