Ted Hughes (1930-1998) is one of the most important English language poets of the twentieth century, author of dozens of ground-breaking books including Lupercal, Crow, Remains of Elmet, River and Birthday Letters.  He was born in Mytholmroyd in the West Riding of Yorkshire and brought up in Mexborough in the south of the county, both of these places leaving lasting marks on his powerful, expressive and visionary writing. He subsequently lived in East Yorkshire, Cambridge and London, before settling in Devon, where he lived for the latter part of his life.  He served as Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death.

The Ted Hughes Network was founded by the University of Huddersfield in 2016 and has quickly established itself as a centre of excellence for Hughes-related research, teaching, public engagement, and creativity, developing the Discovering Ted Hughes’s Yorkshire literary trails, and hosting a number of Hughes-related conferences, performances and readings.  The Network has also developed an important Ted Hughes Archive at Heritage Quay, the University Archive.

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Ted Hughes's Expressionism: Visionary Subjectivity

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Ted Hughes

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