Category: USA

AMERICA. Land of the free. A nation with so much going for it, yet beset with dilemmas, questions and tension. I’ve written so much about it – here’s a selection.

The Nation’s Soul
Ted Hughes was best known as a powerful nature poet before he was made laureate in 1984. It seemed like a strange choice; this poet of fox and moor, black-backed gull and deadly pike, above all of wildness, asked to write about the baroque, many-layered, structured, civilised, profoundly tamed [...]
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