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Last Updated: 15-iii-2007

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Since there is quite an amount of further resources available, I've split this section into several groups. [Please use the Menu to go to any of the sub-sections.]  
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Poems & Similar Material

  • A translation into Russian of »Crow Blacker Than Ever« by Dmitri Sumarokov can be found on this site.

  • Daniel Hart has created a Flash presentation of the poem »Hawk Roosting«, which you can watch at his site www.djh-graphics.com (select »Personal Work«).

  • There is a selection of Ted Hughes's Poems at »The Beckoning«.

  • At Gidleigh Park there are two poems about Gidleigh Park Hotel.

  • The BBC has several poems and discussions of Hughes's poetry on-line. Some of the entires also give some background for the poems. You'll best find them through their Search option.

General Poetry Resources

 

Background Information

Note: Some of Hughes's short stories (in Wodwo and Difficulties of a Bridegroom) are also set in Yorkshire, particularly in and around Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall and Mexborough.

Biographical Background, Childhood, Yorkshire, Elmet 

 

Cave Birds — Alchemy:

  • The Alchemy Virtual Library
    Readers of Ted Hughes's work or Ann Skea's study may find this site especially interesting and useful — a fine collection of resources and hard to find texts on alchemy. 

 

River:

  • Wild Steelhead & Salmon
    is a North American fishing magazine which published a very good interview with Ted Hughes, much of which is on the topic of fishing. Apparently the site is currently off-line – though you might as well give it a try .  

 

Children's Literature — Writing for Children

 

Manuscripts | Archives  

 

Related Artists' Sites

Sylvia Plath:

  • Sylvia Plath — Anja Beckmann's local site contains poems, some biographical and bibliographical information as well as links.

  • Elaine Connell, author of Sylvia Plath: Killing the Angel in the House has just set up a Sylvia Plath Forum.

 

Illustrators | Collaborators:

 

Other Related Artists:

  • Catherine Hyde, a painter, whose paintings are strongly influenced by Hughes's workNew

  • Marina Warner

  • Simon Armitage

  • Glyn Hughes's pages. Glyn lives in the Calder Valley and his books, like Where I used to play on the Green, are about its history and character. Glyn is also a poet and he contributed to The Epic Poise.

 

Criticism & Reviews

  • Roy Davids Ltd — a manuscript seller and friend of Ted Hughes's. His site includes articles and poems. [On-line articles]

  • Diane Middlebrook, author of Her Husband. Hughes and Plath — A Marriage. Diane has a web site at http://www.dianemiddlebrook.com with additional information.

  • Sylvia Paul has set up a web site: Centre for Ted Hughes Studies. Plenty of information for students and scholars alike.
  • Keith Sagar — one of the most well-known critics of Ted Hughes's work, author of The Art of Ted Hughes and The Laughter of Foxes, editor of The Achievement of Ted Hughes and The Callenge of Ted Hughes. [On-line essays]

  • Ann Skea  is author of Ted Hughes. The Poetic Quest which focuses on Cave Birds, Remains of Elmet and River. Her book is pretty hard to find, so, if you are interested in details or would like to order it you can go directly to Ann Skea's Site.
    Ann also has a large number of on-line essays accessible on her site as well as a lot of other useful background information, like her Ted Hughes timeline. Chapters of her latest project, a detailed study of Hughes's Birthday Letters and Kaballa, can be read online. [On-line essays]

  • Richard Webster has published his essay on »"The Thought-Fox" and the poetry of Ted Hughes« on his site. [On-line essay]

  • Thumbscrew , the Bristol based poetry magazine has published several essays on Ted Hughes, accessible on their web site. [On-line essays]

  • The Literary Review has published several articles on Hughes over the years.

  • 1Lit is a free European Literary Magazine. Their June 2001 issue included a controversial article on Hughes, »Ted Hughes: A Talented Murderer«, by Robert Wood.

  • The British Council's Literature Matters newsletter from January 1999 (Issue 25) published several tributes to Ted Hughes by Dennis Walder, David Pease, Alastair Niven and Jonathan Barker. [On-line essays]    

 

Miscellaneous Related Sites

  • Roy Davids Ltd — a manuscript seller and friend of Ted Hughes's. His site includes articles and poems. [On-line articles]

  • The Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University holds a huge collection of Ted Hughes's manuscripts. Several issues of the University's news publications have reported on the archive.

Further Manuscript Collections

Other Related Sites

  • Mytholmroyd.net
    A web site from Ted Hughes's birthplace, which has a large number of photographs and related information. There are plans to set up a Ted Hughes Center in the Old Train Station at Mytholmroyd.

  • Glyn Hughes' pages. Glyn lives in the Calder Valley and his books, like Where I used to play on the Green) are about its history and character. Glyn is also a poet and he also contributed to The Epic Poise.

  • Northern Broadsides is a Barry Rutters theatre company who produced Ted Hughes's Alcestis.

  • Farms for City Children is a project Ted Hughes, like many other children's writers was involved in.

  • Wild Steelhead & Salmon is a North American fishing magazine which published a very good interview with Ted Hughes.

  • The Alchemy Virtual Library. Readers of Ted Hughes's work or Ann Skea's study may find this site especially interesting and useful — a fine collection of resources and hard to find texts on alchemy.

  • Signal Approaches to Children's Books, the UK children's literature magazine to which Hughes occasionally contributed and whose Signal Poetry Award he received twice.

 

 

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