Sunday 22. December 2013
Rochdale Canal near the house in Mytholmroyd where Gerald, Olwyn and Ted spent their childhood

Rochdale Canal near the house in Mytholmroyd where Gerald, Olwyn and Ted spent their childhood

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

Ann Skea reports that "papers on a private blog by Brian Taylor are interesting and informative and have some unusual illustrations.
They can be found at:
 
'Ted Hughes and the Calder Valley', here are Opens external link in new windowpart 1 and Opens external link in new windowpart 2. Recently, Brian Taylor has added two more chapters about Ted Hughes, Remains of Elmet and the Calder Valley. Again, he offers interesting historical perspective and unusual illustrations. Opens external link in new windowPart 3 and Opens external link in new windowpart 4 can be read here.

'Ted Hughes, Shaman of the Tribe' was published in the quarterly magazine, Northern Earth , Issue 123,  2010. Northern Earth http://www.northernearth.co.uk/ is based at Mytholmroyd in West Yorkshire. The respective Blog entry is Opens external link in new windowhere.
 
'Ted Hughes' Crow and the Battle of the Birds' can be Opens external link in new windowread here.
 
Brian Taylor writes: "I thought some of these might be of interest to other 'fans' of T.H..  Constructive comments would be very welcome, of course.  They can be published on the blog page, by logging in or registering with Wordpress, or sent to me using the contact form at the bottom of the home page of Animist Jottings."