22 March 2010

Ted Hughes in Poets Corner

Louise Jury at The Evening Standard is reporting that Ted Hughes will receive a memorial in Westminster Abbey's coveted Poets' Corner.

Ben Hoyle at The Times says so, too, in "Ted Hughes to join the great and the scandalous in Poets' Corner."

Update - 23 March 2010

More news stories picked this up...

"Bard of Nature" in The Times.

"In Praise of...Ted Hughes" in The Guardian.

Afria Akbar in The Independent" contributes "Hughes to Join Literary Elite with Poets' Corner Memorial."

Tom Payne writes "Ted Hughes' Poetry Explored England's Myths" for The Telegraph.

Also for The Telegraph, there is Heidi Blake's "Ted Hughes to be Honoured at Poets' Corner following Campaign by Seamus Heaney."

Update - 24 March 2010

But wait, there's more. John Burnside at The Guardian Blog says "Ted Hughes's Poetry Enriches Us Spiritually and Mentally."


Anonymous said...


I know you mean well with informing all of us abt Ted's placement in Poet's Corner, but I thought this blog was abt Sylvia?

Anonymous said...

No matter how you try to soften it, that comment is inconsiderate for all Steinberg's done.

Anonymous said...

I'm not being mean to Peter. This is my first comment on this blog. BTW, I just bookmarked this blog maybe seven days ago. I totally appreciate another huge fan of Sylvia's to do something like this blog. I just thought the blog was abt Sylvia. Granted TH was a part of her life so I can see the posting, but I was hoping we could focus on Sylvia more. Excuse me for being the Sylvia fan.

Peter K Steinberg said...

Hi Anonymous,

I'm glad you've found the blog. While it is about and for Sylvia Plath, you must understand and appreciate - as you do - that Hughes is a part of it all. Occasionally links are posted for articles that mention Plath that aren't necessarily about Plath. It's up to you to read through the archive of 460+ posts to assess just how narrowly focused this blog is on Plath, and am a little put off by the suggestion that is isn't. I'm certain and hopeful you didn't mean to offend.


Anonymous said...


Please be assured I certainly did not mean to offend. I absolutely adore SP and am glad someone like you is running the show here. I guess I was just surprised by how much of Ted is on here. I understand that he was a BIG part of her life; so obviously there will be links. I guess all the praise to TH kind of offset me. Love the blog...really. :)

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Publications & Acknowledgements

  • BBC Four.A Poet's Guide to Britain: Sylvia Plath. London: BBC Four, 2009. (Acknowledged in)
  • Biography: Sylvia Plath. New York: A & E Television Networks, 2005. (Photographs used)
  • Connell, Elaine. Sylvia Plath: Killing the angel in the house. 2d ed. Hebden Bridge: Pennine Pens, 1998. (Acknowledged in)
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives." Plath Profiles 2. Summer 2009: 183-208.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives, Redux." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 232-246.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 3." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 119-138.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 4: Looking for New England." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012: 11-56.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 5: Reanimating the Past." Plath Profiles 6. Summer 2013: 27-62.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath. Oxford: Fonthill, 2017.
  • Death Be Not Proud: The Graves of Poets. New York: Poets.org. (Photographs used)
  • Doel, Irralie, Lena Friesen and Peter K. Steinberg. "An Unacknowledged Publication by Sylvia Plath." Notes & Queries 56:3. September 2009: 428-430.
  • Elements of Literature, Third Course. Austin, Tex. : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009. (Photograph used)
  • Gill, Jo. "Sylvia Plath in the South West." University of Exeter Centre for South West Writing, 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Helle, Anita Plath. The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007. (Photographs used, acknowledged in)
  • Helle, Anita. "Lessons from the Archive: Sylvia Plath and the Politics of Memory". Feminist Studies 31:3. Fall 2005: 631-652.. (Acknowledged in)
  • Holden, Constance. "Sad Poets' Society." Science Magazine. 27 July 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, Motion Picture. Directed by Rachel Talbot. Brookline (Mass.): Jewish Women's Archive, 2007. (Photograph used)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Karen V. Kukil. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. New York: Anchor Books, 2000. (Acknowledged in)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil (eds.). The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1, 1940-1956. London: Faber, 2017. Forthcoming.
  • Plath, Sylvia. Glassklokken. Oslo: De norske Bokklubbene, 2004. (Photograph used on cover)
  • Reiff, Raychel Haugrud. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar and Poems (Writers and Their Works). Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2008.. (Images provided)
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'A Fetish: Somehow': A Sylvia Plath Bookmark." Court Green 13. 2017.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'I Should Be Loving This': Sylvia Plath's 'The Perfect Place' and The Bell Jar." Plath Profiles 1. Summer 2008: 253-262.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'They Had to Call and Call': The Search for Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 106-132.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "A Perfectly Beautiful Time: Sylvia Plath at Camp Helen Storrow." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 149-166.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Proof of Plath." Fine Books & Collections 9:2. Spring 2011: 11-12.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Sylvia Plath." The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "The Persistence of Plath." Fine Books & Collections. Autumn 2017: 24-29
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "This is a Celebration: A Festschrift for The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3 Supplement. Fall 2010: 3-14.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Writing Life" [Introduction]. Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year's Turning. Stroud, Eng.: Fonthill Media, 2014.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. Sylvia Plath (Great Writers). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.