Tag: Ted Hughes

  • Analysis: Second Glance at a Jaguar by Ted Hughes

    Much of Ted Hughes’s early animal poetry is an attempt to capture the ‘Real’ in nature. Here he is not concerned with the effect of nature on man’s sensibilities but with ‘the thing itself’. One of his most successful poems in this respect is Second Glance at a Jaguar. The poem literally gets under the […]

  • Audio: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, A Marriage

    Diane Middlebrook, the author of Hughes and Plath: A Marriage, discusses her book, and the influence that these two great poets had on each other and their work, in a podcast produced by Stanford University. It’s well worth listening to for an understanding of the context of their poetry, as well as providing an insight […]

  • Video: A Tribute to the Poet Ted Hughes


  • Analysis: The Hawk In The Rain by Ted Hughes

    As we came to approach the poetry of Ted Hughes for this month’s Culture Club, I wondered what it was that had led me to neglect him. Like a lot of people, I first encountered Hughes at school, but he’s not a poet that I’ve ever felt compelled to go back to since those early […]