Collected Poems of Ted Hughes, Paperback

Collected Poems of Ted Hughes Paperback

Edited by Paul Keegan

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For the first time, the vast canon of Ted Hughes' poetry together in one beautiful and collectable paperback edition.

The Collected Poems spans fifty years of work, from Hawk in the Rain to the best-selling Birthday Letters.

It also includes the complete texts of such seminal publications as Crow and Tales from Ovid as well as those children's poems that Hughes felt crossed over into adult poetry.

Most significantly it also includes small press publications and editions that, until now, remain uncollected and have never before been available to a general readership.

Ted Hughes - former Poet Laureate and the winner of the Whitbread and Forward Prizes - here demonstrates his presiding importance in English and twentieth-century poetry. "A guardian spirit of the land and language." (Seamus Heaney).


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1376 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780571227907



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One day, I'm going to read Hughes' Collected Poems alongside Plath's. <br/><br/>The section of most interest to me was "Birthday Letters". I found it the most accessible to start with, and steadily worked through it. Some of those are a punch in the gut! I like the one about when Sylvia had a fever and kept complaining that she was going to die, and the poem says something about if she keeps crying wolf, he won't know when things are really bad.

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