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Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes

Poet, Translator

Ted Hughes (17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998) was an English poet, translator and children's writer. Critics routinely rank him as one of the best poets of his generation. Hughes was British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death.  

In 2008 The Times ranked Hughes fourth on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". On 22 March 2010, it was announced that Hughes would be commemorated with a memorial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, to be installed in early 2011.

With Daniel Weissbort he co-founded MPT in 1965.  They had two principal ambitions: to get poetry out from behind the Iron Curtain into wider circulation in English and to benefit writers and the reading public in Britain and America by confronting them with good work from abroad.  They published poetry that dealt truthfully with the real contemporary world. 

Ted Hughes founded Poetry International in 1967 and was its first director. MPT published poets appearing at the third Festival in 1970. The editors commented: ‘We are glad to be associated with the Poetry International in this way, as we feel it has responded to the same need that we have tried to meet in the magazine. Our activities have clearly complemented each other.’ That natural and valuable association continues today, with poems and translations from Poetry International regularly appearing in MPT.

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