Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Mytholmroyd, England, and produced more than forty books of poetry, prose, drama, translation, and children's literature. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957, and his last collection, Birthday Letters, was named the Whitbread Book of the Year in 1998, also winning the Forward Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize. He was appointed the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 1984.Alice Oswald lives in Devon and is married, with three children. Dart, her second collection of poems, won the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2002. Her most recent collection, Memorial, was awarded the 2013 Warwick Prize for Writing.
"Poets like Hughes--there are always a few in a century--are not
just monuments. They reflect the narrative of a poetry culture."
Poets like Hughes there are always a few in a century are not just monuments. They reflect the narrative of a poetry culture. Eavan Boland"