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Ted Hughes's sister Olwyn has died on January 3, 2016

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Psychology News Production have published Ted Hughes: Dreamtime by David Cohen

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Roger Elkin submitted a new essay titled "Cross-pollination: Root, Stem, Leaf"

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Ann Skea has published "The Birthday Letters Archive in the British Library" on her website.

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Ann Skea has added new material to her Notes & Queries pages at ann.skea.com/Notes&Queries.htm

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I've updated the software on which this website runs to a new version. Please inform me of any bugs you might note.

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There is a new book by Sandy Byrne attempting an overview of "essential" criticism of Ted Hughes's work.

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Terry Gifford has edited a collection of contemporary essays on Ted Hughes's work, titled "Ted Hughes"

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Ann Skea has published a short review of the essay collection Ted Hughes edited by Terry Gifford and published by Palgrave Macmillan

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Ann Skea has published her essay 'Ted Hughes and Shakespeare: "A Particular Knot of Obsessions"' on her website.

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Ann Skea has published her essay 'Gaudete: and The Reverend Lumb's Parish and Parishioners' on her website

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The University of Sheffield School of English will hold a Ted Hughes conference in September 2015, titled "Ted Hughes: Dreams as Deep as England"....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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"...

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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...

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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...

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

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

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

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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...

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Jacqueline Cotton sent in this short piece ...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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

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Daniel Weissbort, poet, translator and long-term friend of Ted Hughes died on 18. November 2013

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Ann Skea has sent in some interesting links relating to Richard Michelson, Leonard Baskin and Ted Hughes

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

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Amzed Hossein just sent in the following

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Peter Fydler writes

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Usha VT just sent in the following

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Rajbir Parashar just sent in the following

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Rajbir Parashar just sent in the following

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Very sad news: Keith Sagar died unexpectedly from a heart attack on Tuesday.

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The 2010 conference volume "Ted Hughes: From Cambridge to Collected", edited by Mark Wormald, Neil Roberts and Terry Gifford has been published by...

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An audio recording of Ted Hughes's reading at the 9th Hay Festival 1996, on 30 May 1996, has been published on the Hay Festival and Telegraph...

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Sheila Graber has contacted me because she has a specially signed edition of Tales of the Early World, which she'd like to sell to an interested...

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Keith Sagar has published an 88-page "Bibliographical Supplement 1996-2013" for download from his website.

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Ann Skea has published a short essay on Ted Hughes's ideas and opinions on religion.

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Susanna Lidstrom has just published an article in Ecozono, Vol 4, No 1 (2013) titled "Different Shades of Green: A Dark Green Counterculture in Ted...

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The Ted Hughes Poetry Award 2012 goes to Kate Tempest for "Brand New Ancients"

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The StarPhoenix has published an article/interview with David Wevill concerning the inclusion of some of his papers in the Roy Davids MSS sale. Here's...

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Ann Skea has finished her analysis on Sylvia Plath's Ariel and the Tarot.

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The Ted Hughes Society has announced the third issue of the society journal and the publication of an essay by Ann Skea, "Ted Hughes and the Goddess".

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The Guardian of 18 January features an interview with Olwyn Hughes in response to an interview with Elizabeth Sigmund published in the same issue

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Ann Skea has begun a new series in progress called "Sylvia Plath's Ariel and the Tarot"

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The Western Morning News reports that Carol Hughes plans to write a memoir of her marriage to Ted.

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Keith Sagar has just published 15 of his essays and talks on his website for free download. The texts are made available in Microsoft Word and PDF...

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Ted Hughes's brother Gerald has just published "Ted and I: A Brother's Memoir" (The Robson Press)

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The Ted Hughes Award 2012 announcement is out.

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There is a new essay our on ann.skea.com: Michael Baldwin's "Ted Hughes and Shamanism". It was one of the essays originally slated for the collection...

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Ann Skea has published a new essay on Ted Hughes's collaboration with Reg Lloyd.

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Carol Bere alerted me to a review of an autobiography "Hebden Bridge: A Sense of Belonging, by Paul Barker" whose author grew up in Mytholmroyd and...

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Peter Grey of Scarlet Imprint published an essay on Ted Hughes from a magical perspective in the collection Mandragora.

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The book publishes all 144 letters from Hughes to Sagar held at the British Library, from the beginning of their correspondence in 1969 until shortly...

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A review by Steven Barfield

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UK Magazine Granta has published a previously unpublished letter by Ted Hughes. The letter is introduced by Simon Armitage and can be accessed online...

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The Calderdale Council and The Elmet Trust are present The Calderdale Ted Hughes Writing Competition 2012, which incorporates the sixth Calderdale...

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Ted's brother Gerald is set to publish a memoir about their childhood in Mytholmroyd. It is said to be due this September and to contain unpublished...

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Syed Muhammad Hussain has published an article "Remembering Ted Hughes" in the Financial Express in which he explains how Hughes's visit to Bangladesh...

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The Ted Hughes Award 2011 goes to Lavinia Greenlaw for her sound installation "Audio Obscura"

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Handspring Puppet Company develop a new show based on Ted Hughes's Crow cycle to premiere at the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival this...

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Ann Skea's new essay "Ted Hughes and Small Press Publication" is online now at her website. In the essay, she covers publishing ventures Ted Hughes...

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Keith Sagar's new book "Poet and Critic" will be launched at the British Library on 30 April at 6.30 pm. The book chronicles and publishes the...

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Ann Skea has published yet another fascinating interview on her site. This time, it is Amzed Hossein's transcript of his interview with Ted Hughes at...

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The Bideford Post has published an interesting article about Reg Lloyd, who collaborated with Ted Hughes on several books including What is The Truth,...

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The second Ted Hughes Society Conference is scheduled to be held at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, 14th-15th September 2012

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London-based Theatre Lab will perform The Oresteia in Ted Hughes's translation

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The Guardian ran a feature about the sale of one of two jaguar sculptures made by Ted Hughes for his sister Olwyn and brother Gerald

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The Ted Hughes Society has announced the second issue of its society journal

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The Ted Hughes Memorial at Westminster Abbey was dedicated on 6 December

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The Hungarian poet and translator János Csokits has died 4th August 2011. Today, The Guardian celebrates his achievements in an obituary.

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There is an exhibition of Johannes Heisig's paintings inspired by Ted Hughes's Crow poems which runs until 16. Oktober 2011 at SEZ, Landsberger Allee...

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The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes, edited by Terry Gifford, Cambridge University Press 2011, collects essays on several aspects of Ted Hughes's...

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Peter K. Steinberg, editor of "Plath Profiles, An Interdisciplinary Journal for Sylvia Plath Studies" wrote that the new issue, due in mid-July will...

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A blue plaque commemorating Ted Hughes was revealed on 28 April

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The Ted Hughes Society has announced that new articles have been included in the society's online journal.

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Blake Morrison will give the biannual Ted Hughes Memorial Lecture at the Ways with Words festival at Dartingon Hall. The lecture will be held at 4pm...

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Wind farm threat at Blackshaw Head: An application has been made to erect large 60ft wind turbines near Ted Hughes's former home at Colden Clough ...

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Roy and Eve Watkins of Embers Handpress from Fairbourne, Gwynnedd, have an exceptional collection of limited and rare editions by Ted Hughes for sale,...

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The Ted Hughes Society has announced the first issue of society journal, mostly comprising contributions to the Ted Hughes conference 2010

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It is with great sadness that I've learned today, that Glyn Hughes has died.

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Roger Elkin submitted a comprehensive review of Keith Sagar's book Ted Hughes and Nature

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The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) has published an article by Stephen Enniss titled "Ted Hughes, archives and alligators. How – and why – writers'...

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The online magazine The Browser has published an interview with Frieda Hughes in which she talks about several poetry collections by other authors as...

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Heather Clark of Marlboro College whom many of you will remember from the Ted Hughes Conference at Campbridge has published "The Grief of Influence:...

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The Ted Hughes Poetry Award 2010 goes to Kaite O'Reilly for her play The Persians.

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Bruce Sandison of The Salmon Farm Monitor is looking for confirmation whether salmon poem was written by Ted Hughes

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The Ted Hughes Society has announced its first Day Symposium

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David Boyd, author of a biography of Norman Nicholson, alerted me to the link between Ted Hughes' teacher John Fisher, Norman Nicholson and Hughes

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Ann Skea has uploaded the transcript of the podcast of the conversation between Daniel Huws, Richard Hollis and Carol Hughes, recorded at the Ted...

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The shortlist for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry includes Martin Figura, Kaite O’Reilly, Christopher Reid, David Swann and Katharine...

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As had been agreed during the Ted Hughes conference at Cambridge in September 2010, a Ted Hughes Society has been founded.

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Glyn Hughes's poetry collection "A Year in the Bull-Box" is to be published on 26 February 2011 by Arc Publications

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Brooklyn-based artist Simon Lee and the musician Algis Kizys have created a film "interpretation" of poems from Ted Hughes' Crow.

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In 2008, Lucas Myers and Bert Wyatt-Brown had begun a book of memoirs and related pieces which, unfortunately, had to be dropped for various reasons....

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Art dealer Philip Hughes of Skipton has commissioned six new paintings inspired by Hughes's childhood landscape. The paintings are on display in his...

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A new book edited by Morag Styles, Louise Joy and David Whitley includes essays on Hughes's children's writing. The pieces were originally presented...

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British Library publishes CD with several Ted Hughes poems

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The New Statesman has published a "previously unseen" manuscript poem, "Last Letter", from the British Library's Ted Hughes Archive

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A podcast of the conversation between Daniel Huws, Richard Hollis and Carol Hughes, recorded at the Ted Hughes Conference at Pembroke College,...

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Noel Chanan's film "The Artist and the Poet" (Leonard Baskin & Ted Hughes in Conversation) will be screened at the DocSpot at the Barbican, London on...

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The Ted Hughes Conference at Cambridge has concluded. Here is a short summary, photos and more.

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Daniel Weissbort has published Ted Hughes and Translation (Richard Hollis, 2011).

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Lucas Myers has published The Essential Self: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath (Richard Hollis, 2011).

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The British Library has acquired letters and manuscripts of Ted Hughes from his sister Olwyn

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Joanny Moulin sent in this Call for Papers for a publication on Hughes's talks for Poetry in the Making.

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Terry Gifford has submitted two essays "A Response to the Letters of Ted Hughes" and "Ted Hughes, Translation and Ecopoetics".

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Ann Skea informs me that there is a new radioplay based on Ted Hughes's life, which can be downloaded for free.

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Carrie Smith submitted a blog entry relating to Ted Hughes's manuscripts.

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"What is the Truth? Ted Hughes, Childhood, Memories and Stories" is an essay that deals with parts of Ted Hughes's biography, how we remember and...

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I've just noticed that Ann Skea's essay "Occult Energies" is now available online.

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Ann Skea has uploaded all parts of her essay on Ted Hughes's "Adam and the Sacred Nine" to her website.

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Sophie Pollard has submitted a new essay titled "The Oedipus Myth in Ted Hughes's Crow".

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Ted Hughes Archive now open at the British Library

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Ann Skea has published a new essay on Ted Hughes's "Adam and the Sacred Nine" on her website.

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There is a new essay online which I wrote for the Ted Hughes conference at Emory University in 2005. It is called "'Family relations' – Traces of a...

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Palgrave Macmillan has just published Edward Hadley's new book, The Elegies of Ted Hughes, which developed from his PhD thesis.

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Roger Elkin submitted a new essay for publication on this site! It is called "Ted Hughes and 'A Separate Little Self'"

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Exeter University will host a conference in October which is based around literary archives.

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The British Library obtained can original copy of The Saint Botolph's Review, annotated by Ted Hughes.

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British Library publishes CD of recordings from the BBC and British Library Sound Archives: "Sylvia Plath - The Spoken Word".

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Ann Skea alerted me to two news articles in The Times Online

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Ann Skea alerted me to several news articles in The Times, The Guardian and at BBC News.

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Daniel Huws has published his Memories of Ted Hughes 1952–1963 (Richard Hollis, 2010; 54 pages).

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Daniel Huws has published his Memories of Ted Hughes 1952–1963 (Richard Hollis, 2010; 54 pages).

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Keith Sagar's new full-length study Ted Hughes and Nature: 'Terror and Exultation' has just been published by Fastprint Publishing.

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Paperback edition of Letters of Ted Hughes corrected and improved

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Paperback edition of Letters of Ted Hughes corrected and improved

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Podcast with Ehor Boyanowsky about "Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts" and his relationship with Ted Hughes now online.

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Podcast with Ehor Boyanowsky about "Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts" and his relationship with Ted Hughes now online.

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New issue of the Ted Hughes Archive Blog online

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New issue of the Ted Hughes Archive Blog online

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Noel Chanan has published a DVD with a discussion between Ted Hughes and Leonard Baskin

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Noel Chanan has published a DVD with a discussion between Ted Hughes and Leonard Baskin

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Keith Sagar has submitted a review of Ehor Boyanowsky's "Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts"

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Keith Sagar has submitted a review of Ehor Boyanowsky's "Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts"

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New issue of the Ted Hughes Archive Blog online

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New issue of the Ted Hughes Archive Blog online

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Ann Skea has published a new Ted Hughes transcript on her website.

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Ann Skea has published a new Ted Hughes transcript on her website.

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New issue of the Ted Hughes Archive Blog online

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New issue of the Ted Hughes Archive Blog online

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Donald Crossley and Kate Rew featured in new episode of Wild Swim

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Donald Crossley and Kate Rew featured in new episode of Wild Swim

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The BBC has published several features on Ted Hughes an Mytholmroyd on its website

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The BBC has published several features on Ted Hughes an Mytholmroyd on its website

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Roger Elkin submitted a new essay for publication on this site! It is called "Hidden Influences in the Poetry of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath"

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Roger Elkin submitted a new essay for publication on this site! It is called "Hidden Influences in the Poetry of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath"

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New issue of the Ted Hughes Archive Blog online

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New issue of the Ted Hughes Archive Blog online

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Poet Carol Ann Duffy has set up the "Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry" which will honour the most exciting work in that year.

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Poet Carol Ann Duffy has set up the "Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry" which will honour the most exciting work in that year.

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The Guardian runs a story about the 'lost' children's poem "Timmy the Tug" from the 1950s.

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The Guardian runs a story about the 'lost' children's poem "Timmy the Tug" from the 1950s.

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There is an article about Andrew Motion's Ted Hughes Memorial Lecture online

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There is an article about Andrew Motion's Ted Hughes Memorial Lecture online

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Carol Bere's review of "The Letters of Ted Hughes" now online!

It is titled "Getting Out of the Flames" and is published in the Contemporary Poetry...

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Carol Bere's review of "The Letters of Ted Hughes" now online!

It is titled "Getting Out of the Flames" and is published in the Contemporary Poetry...

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Terry Gifford has published a new book simply titled »Ted Hughes«. It is marketed as presenting the "first green reading" of Hughes's life and work.

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Terry Gifford has published a new book simply titled »Ted Hughes«. It is marketed as presenting the "first green reading" of Hughes's life and work.

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Ann Skea reports on an uncollected poem find in the documents acquired by Hughes Hall College, Cambridge

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Ann Skea reports on an uncollected poem find in the documents acquired by Hughes Hall College, Cambridge

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British Library publishes two double-CD sets of recordings from the BBC archives, "The Spoken Word: Poems and Short Stories" and "The Spoken Word:...

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British Library publishes two double-CD sets of recordings from the BBC archives, "The Spoken Word: Poems and Short Stories" and "The Spoken Word:...

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Neil Roberts has a new book out, titled "Ted Hughes: A Literary Life" (Macmillan)

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Neil Roberts has a new book out, titled "Ted Hughes: A Literary Life" (Macmillan)

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Keith Sagar has published a revised edition of "Ted Hughes: The Laughter of Foxes"

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Keith Sagar has published a revised edition of "Ted Hughes: The Laughter of Foxes"

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