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 [...]See more
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.