Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Poets' Corner memorial for Ted Hughes

From BBC News:
Poet Ted Hughes is to be recognised with a permanent memorial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

His name will feature alongside some of the country's best-loved poets including T.S. Eliot, William Blake and William Wordsworth.
There are appreciations of Hughes in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent and by Erica Wagner in The Times:
Hughes was never afraid to look very hard and very carefully into his memory and imagination, whether he was writing about the natural world or about his first wife, Sylvia Plath, in his final volume of poems, Birthday Letters.

That simple description, incidentally, is as good a way as any of saying what it really means to write. Ted Hughes was fearless, and he taught other writers to be fearless, too.

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