Ted Hughes

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Frieda Hughes: ‘A crow’s death linked me to all the other losses in my life’
The poet and painter, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, explains how raising a large aviary of rescued birds in the Welsh countryside gave her a new purpose – and fresh pain

Lisa O'Kelly

16, Apr, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘I’m CBE, I’m poet laureate so I’m clearly not a republican am I?’: Simon Armitage
When Simon Armitage left his job as a probation worker to become a full-time poet his dad was horrified. Is the former young subversive turned royal appointee now part of the establishment?

Simon Hattenstone

08, Apr, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Euphoria by Elin Cullhed review – inside the mind of Sylvia Plath
The Swedish writer offers an audacious, gripping novel imagining the poet’s final year and the conflict between creative genius and domestic life

Lara Feigel

15, Dec, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Philip Larkin’s letter about the Ilkley screamer | Brief letters
Brief letters: Ted Hughes poetry reading | Avanti trains | Hoarding toes | A measure of squidge | Deep dive into jargon

06, Dec, 2022 @6:37 PM

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Even Ted Hughes has fallen to the sickly cult of the twee | Martha Gill
From the Queen to Robin Williams, sentimental images abound to help us through grief and avoid staring death in the face

Martha Gill

09, Oct, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Michael Dawson obituary
Other lives: Arts administrator who founded the Ilkley Literature festival in 1973

Tim Dawson

18, Sep, 2022 @7:02 PM

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Unpublished Ted Hughes poems about partner Assia Wevill to be sold
The recently found notebook of fragments and finished work has been described as the poet’s ‘most direct’ response to the suicide of his partner and daughter in 1969

Lucy Knight

08, Jul, 2022 @1:45 PM

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Pomp, circumstance and very bad poetry | Brief letters
Brief letters: Jubilee poems | Royal bias | Lisztomania | Subpostmasters

18, Feb, 2022 @6:01 PM

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This be the verse for the Queen’s jubilee: Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes and Elizabeth II | Letters
Letter: David Evans recalls Philip Larkin’s poem for the silver jubilee and his pastiche of what he imagined Ted Hughes might write


11, Feb, 2022 @6:02 PM

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Country diary: The bird box and tree trunk are no longer separate things
Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: Like our fleeting winter, this box is merely an impression of what it once was, and what it should be

Paul Evans

13, Jan, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Robert Habeck: from translating English verse to German high office
Ted Hughes felt the soon-to-be minister for economy and climate was ‘on the same wavelength’

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

06, Dec, 2021 @4:13 PM

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Michael Horovitz obituary
Iconoclastic poet, editor and leading light of British counterculture during the 1950s and 60s

Douglas Field

11, Jul, 2021 @3:03 PM

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