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Anne Stevenson, a prominent poet whose 1989 biography of an even more prominent poet, Sylvia Plath, fueled the debate over Ms. Plath’s troubled life and her marriage to the poet Ted Hughes, has died

“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated.” Ted Hughes – a great poet, a flawed man, a giver of moving fatherly advice – was born 90 years ago today

@BBCRadio3  @IMcMillanA  @BBCSounds  beautiful 30-minute radio poem, from a @KateClanchy1nd  the children she taught at Oxford Spires Academy school (it was itself nominated for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry). 8/ #PoetryThread 

A crowdfunding appeal to save the @dylanthomashome  museum in Swansea has received a major boost with news that the literary estate of the one-time ted hughes'>Poet Laureate Ted Hughes has offered to donate £3.5k to the crowdfunder. See more here:

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Surprise twist in the battle to keep Dylan Thomas' childhood home in Cwmdonkin Drive open thanks to late poet Ted Hughes

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In 1998 Ted Hughes sent me a letter with advice on writing - a few months later he was dead #poet  #poetryr #writing #writer  #poetlaureate  #tedhughes  #serranegralaureate  em Serra Negra, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Writing retreat based in Ted Hughes' former home goes online for the first time

"The sense of them being made for each other, chaotically, destructively, put me in mind of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Connell has that brooding poet vibe and that Easter Island visage." @DwightGarner  on the TV adaptation of "Normal People." 

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The office of Poet Laureate is a special honour awarded by the Sovereign to a poet whose work is of national significance. Previous post holders include William Wordsworth, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, John Betjeman and Ted Hughes#NationalPoetryDay 

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"Someone said that mums are the rocks that never crumble. I don’t think that’s true, ‘cause I do.” Ted Hughes prize winner

Jay Bernard’s ‘personal and brave’ poetry wins Ted Hughes award

'What’s writing really about? It’s about trying to take fuller possession of the reality of your life.' Ted Hughes, born #otd  in 1930

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"The only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough" Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes's beautiful, moving and ultimately tragic letter to his son about the universal inner child in each of us

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Iris Murdoch is ‘promiscuous’ while Ted Hughes is ‘nomadic’. Why the double standards?

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