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Sylvia Plath Archive Comes to Light, Reveals Abusive Last Months With Ted Hughes April 11, 2017: In unsettling news, The Guardian’s Danuta Kean reports that some heretofore unseen letters written by Sylvia Plath to Dr. Ruth Barnhouse, who treated Plath in the early 1950s, reveal that [...] by

So Much Depends: On the Particular, the Personal, & the Political April 3, 2017: 1 Last November, on election day, on a flight from New York to Chicago, I reread William Carlos Williams’s Spring and All.  I planned to assign it for a graduate poetics seminar I was teaching in [...] by

A Valentine’s Day Medley of Literary Couples February 14, 2017: Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers. To celebrate, we’d like to direct your attention to Literary Hub, where Emily Temple has compiled a list of the most (and least) beautiful, erudite, [...] by

Poems as Animals: A Ted Hughes Bestiary August 2, 2016: David Biespiel looks at A Ted Hughes Bestiary, edited by Alice Oswald, for Bookforum. Each creature in this compendium of animals real and invented by Hughes is “as parlor-esque as they are [...] by

Teen Perspective at the Guardian July 8, 2016: How to get teenage boys to read poetry? One “Secret Scribbler” at the Guardian argues that collections by Ted Hughes and Simon Armitage are good places to start. More: One of the shocks [...] by

Janet Malcolm Lambasts Jonathan Bate’s Inaccuracies in NYRB Review of Unauthorized Life January 25, 2016: New Yorker writer Janet Malcom, author of The Silent Women: Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes and Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice (among others) – takes Jonathan Bate to task in her NYRB review of [...] by

The Guardian Reports the Death of Olwyn Hughes January 7, 2016: For The Guardian, Jonathan Bate writes about the recent death of Ted Hughes’s literary agent and sister, Olwyn Hughes. Bate is the author of the recent Ted Hughes biography, Ted Hughes: The [...] by

Ted Hughes: Poet of Myth, Nature… and a Curse October 15, 2015: Ted Hughes has been making the rounds of late: This time Dwight Garner of The New York Times takes a look at the newly published Hughes biography written by Oxford professor Jonathan Bate, which we [...] by

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