(New May 2016). Modern Poetry in Translation
The Magazine Modern Poetry in Translation, founded by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort fifty years ago, has created webpages celebrating this achievement. The site offers a facsimile of the first edition to page through, links to the editorial written by Ted Hughes, pages for each of the poems, and the historical background to the founding of the magazine. Click on the photographs to read brief, interesting biographies of the founder/editors, designer and poets.
Claas Kazzer: Earth Moon. This is an excellent site devoted to the work of the late Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes. It contains news, information about articles and publications, a brief biographical sketch and links. Of particular interest is Class’s own essay on Ted Hughes’ writing for children: Creation Tales; and his essay, ‘What is the Truth’ , on the way in which Ted Hughes’s childhood places and experiences are reflected in his poems and stories
Keith Sagar, foremost Hughes scholar, has a Ted Hughes page on his on his website, with a selection of downloadable essays from Natural Man: Collected Essays and Talks on Ted Hughes..
Dwight Eddins: Ted Hughes once said: “The only philosophy I ever really read was Schopenhauer’s. He impressed me all right”. Eddins’ essay ‘Ted Hughes and Schopenhauer: The Poetry of the Will’ (Twentieth Century Literature, Hofstra University, Spring 1999), traces the shadow of Schopenhauer in some of Hughes’s best–known poems. A second essay, ‘The Iniquities of the Fathers: Ted Hughes and the Great War’, (World War I and the Cultures of Modernity, ed. Mackaman and May, University of Mississippi Press, 2000) deals with the the influence of war in Hughes’ poetry. Both essays may be obtained by e-mail from Prof. Eddins at email@example.com.
Artifex: Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press Leonard Baskin and Ted Hughes were lifelong friends. Baskin illustrated many of Ted Hughes poems and they collaborated to produce a number of Limited Edition books which were published by the Gehenna Press. Some of the illustrations from these books as well as information about their collaboration can be found at this site, which belongs to Cornell University Library. Another selection of Baskin images can be seen on the R. Michelson Galleries web site.
Richard Webster: ‘The Thought-fox and the Poetry of Ted Hughes’. This essay was first published in The Critical Quarterly, vol, 26, no. 4 Winter 1984.
Mytholmroyd and The Iron Man: The Iron Man has been adopted by the schoolchildren of Mytholmroyd. Click on ‘Ted Hughes Corner’ for more information.
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