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Ted Hughes Biographer Aims to Redeem His Subject October 5, 2015: A new biography of Ted Hughes has stirred some controversy, with writer Jonathan Bate (scholar also of Shakespeare and John Clare) now closing in on Sylvia Plath’s suicide. In a new piece for The [...] by

Poet Laureates Come to Life in Edinburgh Exhibition August 8, 2014: In tandem with the Edinburgh Art Festival, a new exhibition brings the lives of poets laureate past and present to light at Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, where [...] by

Collecting Sylvia Plath June 26, 2014: I love the thinginess of things. —Sylvia Plath 1. Black Telephone. Court Green, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes’s manor house. North Tawton, Devon, England. July 9, 1962. Aurelia Plath was visiting [...] by

More Is More: Sylvia Plath’s Letters June 3, 2014: Imagine a Sylvia Plath you’ve never known before. Not a depressed, suicide-obsessed brooder—the stereotype so many people seem to have in mind—but an optimistically driven intellectual (as well [...] by

Faber Publishes New Book of Sylvia Plath’s Drawings September 4, 2013: Who knew that Sylvia Plath could pen both artful poetry AND drawings?! Oh, wait, that’s us! From Siobhan Fenton at Fawn Review comes this most welcome heads up! Regardless of your opinion of [...] by

Dark Places (Part Two) April 30, 2013: The easy part was posting other people’s answers to the question: “Why Do You Write?” in Part One. Now comes the tricky part: answering the question myself. One of the first poems I ever wrote, [...] by

Ted Hughes’s Brother, Gerald, Writes a Memoir October 16, 2012: Gerald Hughes, the older brother of Ted Hughes, has written a memoir detailing their childhood in Yorkshire. From The Guardian: Gerald was 10 years older than Ted – a gap large enough to [...] by

Ted Hughes’s Letter to his Son September 18, 2012: From Letters of Note: A wise and inspiring letter from Ted Hughes to his 24-year-old son, Nicholas. Early in the letter, Hughes describes his life in America with his wife, Sylvia Plath, writing, [...] by

Ted Hughes’s Fishing Map: A Close Read June 26, 2012: Today, Granta treats us to a brief letter written by Ted Hughes, explaining the best fishing spots to a photographer friend. Hughes’s prose is accompanied by detailed maps, which, according to poet [...] by

Plath and Hughes on the Road to Cornucopia May 8, 2012: A write-up in the Ashland Current touches upon the highlight of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath’s “Jack Kerouac-inspired cross-country road trip” that brought them to Cornucopia, [...] by