Ted Hughes facts for kids
Hughes in later life
|Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom|
28 December 1984 – 28 October 1998
|Preceded by||John Betjeman|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Motion|
Edward James Hughes
17 August 1930
Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, England
|Died||28 October 1998
|Cause of death||Myocardial infarction (heart attack)|
|Domestic partner||Assia Wevill (1962–1969)|
|Alma mater||Pembroke College, Cambridge|
|Occupation||Poet, playwright, writer|
He was born in Mytholmroyd, West Riding of Yorkshire.
Hughes studied English, anthropology and archaeology at Pembroke College, Cambridge.
His first collection of poetry Hawk in the Rain (1957) attracted considerable critical acclaim. His most significant work is perhaps Crow (1970).
Tales from Ovid (1997) contains a selection of free verse translations from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Birthday Letters (1998), published a few weeks before his death, consists of 88 poems describing his relationship with his wife Plath.
Hughes's children's book The Iron Man became the basis of Pete Townshend's rock opera of the same name and the animated film The Iron Giant.
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