This site was developed in such a way as to also give students of Ted
Hughes's work enough material to start their own investigations.
I still do receive enquiries such as »Can you please interpret ... [name of a poem] for me.« This I can and will not do. However, I try and keep up with general further enquiries, but it may take a couple of weeks before you receive a reply. But please consult the pages of this site first - all the information you are looking for might be readily listed:
There are pages on Critical publications, monographs, essay collections, conferences, etc. Most of them have a contents listing that should give you an idea what to find in them. If there is on-line content, it will be listed there and directly accessible from the page.
There is a page dubbed StudyLink which is intended for students and scholars who write their masters, PhD or other theses on Hughes. The aim of this is to provide information on current work in progress and offer an opportunity for exchange. Please let me know if you would like to be included there and submit a short abstract of your project for publication (this doesn't need to be final, you can always change it).
The News page lists any news relating to Hughes's work I may hear of.
The Publications pages list major publications by Hughes himself, most of them with short notes and/or contents listings. Further pages are dedicated to important aspects of his work, like his essayist writing or his children's books.
Finally, there is a Links list which lists further relevant resources.
If quoting from the contents of a web site it is advisable to adhere
to the MLA guidelines. An excerpt of these can be found at the MLA web
Roughly, you always quote the author, the page source, title, and the date
of visit. For this site this would always be http://www.ted-hughes.net/
and the respective ›file name‹ of the page referred to added
after the backslash (like »http://www.ted-hughes.net/about.htm«).
The names of the authors of essays and articles published here are always
given at the top / bottom of