Former Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes is to have a memorial in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.
His memorial will join memorials and tombs commemorating - among many others - Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Blake, Wordsworth, Gray, Shelley, Burns, Tennyson, Masefield and Betjeman.
Hughes is remembered for many aspects of his life and work - not least for his marriage to Sylvia Plath. His poem 'The Thought-Fox' (and here) is probably my favourite poem by this poet, and also my favourite ars poetica piece. I have always treasured a slim Faber volume called 'Poetry in the Making'. It is an anthology by this past Laureate 'of Poems and Programmes from Listening and Writing' for the BBC programmes for schools.
October 21, 2017
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