Friday 31. October 2014

Website building in progress

I'm in the process of creating the new Earth-Moon website here, which means that there are still some sections missing. [more]

Thursday 30. October 2014

Sheffield-Conference – Call for Papers – Reminder and Extension of Deadline

The University of Sheffield School of English will hold a Ted Hughes conference in September 2015, titled "Ted Hughes: Dreams as Deep as England". This is their call for papers. [more]

Thursday 25. September 2014

Ann Skea on Hughes's "diaries"

Ann Skea has added comments on the recent mention of Hughes's "diaries" in several newspapers and articles [more]

Saturday 13. September 2014

Alice Oswald on her new selection of Hughes poems

Alice Oswald talks about her new Faber selection of Ted Hughes poems, "A Ted Hughes Bestiary", on the BBC [more]

Saturday 06. September 2014

Ann Skea adds notes on the origins of "River"

Ann Skea has added notes on the origins of "River" to the "Notes and Queries" section of her website [more]

Tuesday 19. August 2014

Ted Hughes Festival Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd

The Elmet Trust is organising a Ted Hughes festival from Friday 24 October - Sunday 26 October [more]

Friday 08. August 2014

Exhibition "Poetry for the Palace: poets laureate from Dryden to Duffy"

"Poetry for the Palace: poets laureate from Dryden to Duffy", at the Queen's Gallery, Holyroodhouse Palace, Edinburgh, 7 August to 2 November [more]

Tuesday 27. May 2014

Ted Hughes Weekend in Ireland

Ted Hughes Weekend in Ireland, July 11th – 13th 2014 at Doonreagan, Cashel, Co. Galway [more]

Monday 26. May 2014

Ann Skea on Ted Hughes and Vacanas

Ann Skea's paper on Ted Hughes' use of vacanas, which was published as "Ted Hughes' Vacanas: The Difficulties of a Bridegroom" is now available online  [more]

Monday 26. May 2014

Ann Skea on Ted Hughes and Shakespeare

Ann Skea was commissioned to write a general article (rather than an academic piece) on Ted Hughes and "Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being" for Litro Magazine. [more]

Wednesday 16. April 2014

Ted Hughes Conference in Sheffield

The University of Sheffield School of English will hold a Ted Hughes conference in September 2015, titled "Ted Hughes: Dreams as Deep as England". A call for papers will be issued in the summer 2014 and ... [more]

Wednesday 16. April 2014

Jonathan Bate biography issues

Most of you will have followed the run of articles surrounding the withdrawal of the Estate from Jonathan Bate's upcoming biography. [more]

Wednesday 29. January 2014

Donald Crossley

Donald Crossley, an acquaintance of Ted Hughes's childhood days, died last week. [more]

Friday 24. January 2014

Keith Sagar Tribute in Hebden Bridge

Mark Hinchliffe has organised a tribute to Keith Sagar which will take place at the Stubbing Wharf pub, Hebden Bridge, 8 March, 2-4pm.  [more]

Friday 24. January 2014

Residential poetry course in Spain Terry Gifford

A Ted Hughes Study Week is the title of a residential poetry course held by Terry Gifford and Lorraine Kerslake October 4th – 11th 2014 at Almàssera Vella, Spain.  [more]

Wednesday 25. December 2013

In Memory of Keith Sagar

Jacqueline Cotton sent in this short piece ... [more]

Sunday 22. December 2013

Hughes and the Calder Valley, Elmet, Shamanism ...

Ann Skea reports on recent blog entries in a private blog by Brian Taylor dealing with Hughes and the Caler Valley, Hughes and Shamanism, Hughes, Crow and the Battle of the Birds and Hughes and Remains of ... [more]

Sunday 22. December 2013

Ted Hughes's Creation Tales turned into Opera

Several of Ted Hughes's stories for children have been adapted into an opera and will be performed until January at the Royal Opera House. [more]

Sunday 22. December 2013

Ted Hughes Society: Call for Papers

The Ted Hughes Society has issued a Call for Papers for the next issue of The Ted Hughes Society Journal due for publication in Spring 2014. The deadline for receipt of papers for consideration is ... [more]

Sunday 22. December 2013

Supplement to Sylvia Plath Bibliography

Peter Steinberg is compiling a supplement to the Sylvia Plath Bibliography compiled by Steve Tabor and published in 1988. [more]

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Recommended Site (screenshot)

Eisbergfreistadt is a project by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick. Their story goes that in 1923, at the height of the hyperinflation, a huge iceberg stranded just off the German town of Lübeck in the Baltic Sea. The iceberg was declared a free trade zone and attracted a lot of attention. It inspired the artists of the time to design Notgeld (inflation money) … But you best read on and explore for yourselves at

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Ann Skea's "Adam and the Sacred Nine" Website (screenshot)

"Adam and the Sacred Nine: A Cabbalistic Drama": In her essay, Ann Skea explores the Cabbalistic context of Ted Hughes's "Adam and the Sacred Nine", also casting light on the 'hidden' God figure in the Adam sequence.

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Snapshot of Colden Water (blurred)

"What is the Truth? Ted Hughes, Childhood, Memories and Stories" is an essay exploring aspects of Ted Hughes's biography as remembered by Hughes and others, how we remember and more.

Read it here.

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Edward Hadley: The Elegies of Ted Hughes. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Edward Hadley: The Elegies of Ted Hughes, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 [more].

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Book Cover

The Letters of Ted Hughes, Faber & Faber 2007/2009; [more].

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Ted Hughes: Collected Poems (paperback)

Ted Hughes: Collected Poems (paperback), Faber & Faber 2009; [more].

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Ted Hughes: Collected Poems for Children (paperback)

Collected Poems for Children (paperback), Faber & Faber 2009; [more].

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Daniel Huws: Memories of Ted Hughes 1952–1963

Daniel Huws's Memories of Ted Hughes 1952–1963 (Richard Hollis, 2010) [more].

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Front Cover: Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts by Ehor Boyanowsky

Ehor Boyanowsky: Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts: In the Wild with Ted Hughes (Douglas & McIntyre).
Review and podcast here.

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Ann Skea's Website (screenshot)

Ann Skea's website with reviews, essays and more!

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... is maintained by Frances Robinson. It has a "Hughes Corner" and regularly features news relating to Mytholmroyd and the area. [Click the image for more]