Di Beddow

Writer, Academic & Education Consultant

Autumn/Winter 2018

Such excitement over the past few weeks with the British Library event on the second volume of Sylvia Plath’s letters and then Ted Hughes events commemorating twenty years since his death in October 1998. It was lovely to meet up again with the wonderful Karen Kukil from Smith and Peter K. Steinberg from @sylviaplathinfo when they spoke on their editing of the letters. Huge gathering of Plathians from all corners who flocked to the London pubs and then the event.

Carol Hughes introduced the “Modern Poetry in Translation” Ted Hughes evening at “The Other Palace” with poets reading the work that was inspired by the great man. There was also a “Translating Hughes” evening at Europe House which was fascinating; this was to celebrate fifty years of the Arvon Foundation, which I can now thoroughly recommend having worked at Lumb Bank on Ted Hughes’s Poetry with Christopher Reid and Steve Ely. Such a rich gathering of writers cooking, walking and working together.

Finally, I am delighted to signpost my blog on the Letters of Ted Hughes to Elizabeth Hicklin which was published on the British Library website recently.


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