In Memory of Keith Sagar

Ann Skea has put a paper at her website which Keith was to give on 20 October at the Ilkley Festival


Ted Hughes, Gaudete, Cave Birds and the 1975 Ilkley Festival was the talk Keith was to have given at the Ilkley Literature Festival on Saturday 20th October 2013.

Instead, the Director paid sensitive tribute to Keith; a recording of actors reading from Cave Birds at the 1975 Ilkley Festival was played; and a recording of Ted Hughes reading from Crow was also played, accompanied by some of Fay Godwin's photographs for Remains of Elmet projected on a screen.

In memory of Keith, Ann Skea has put the paper at her website.



Note: If you feel like posting your memories of Keith here, please let me know.

You can read several of Keith's essays and a poem in memory of Ted on this site. His own website,, to which he added several essays just weeks ago contains much more material. He was also author of many critical publications – just do a search of the Criticism section here, for a list of most of them.