After what was a very busy year for Hughes Studies, 2019 is starting with another significant development, the new issue of The Ted Hughes Society Journal.
This issue represents the first publication to be drawn from the 8th International Ted Hughes Conference, ‘Poetry in the Making’, hosted by Cardiff University in August 2018. There are essays on a range of aspects of Hughes’s work, including a re-evaluation of his relationship with Philip Larkin, an exploration of the cultural history of Hughes’s Devon, and a consideration of his engagement with the work of Dante. Also sure to be of interest is a cogent critique of the somewhat-perplexing news coverage of the supposed debt of Hughes’s poem ‘Pike’ to the work of Amy Lowell.
This issue of the Journal is open access and can be found here.