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Ted Hughes

Ted HughesAKA Edward James Hughes

Born: 16-Aug-1930
Birthplace: Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, England
Died: 28-Oct-1998
Location of death: Devon, Devonshire, England
Cause of death: Cancer - Liver
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Crow

Military service: Royal Air Force (two years)

Father: (carpenter, survived Battle of Gallipoli)
Wife: Sylvia Plath (poet, m. 16-Jun-1956, separated 1962, d. 1963 suicide)
Daughter: Frieda Rebecca
Son: Nicholas Farrar
Girlfriend: Assia Wevill (cohabited 1963 and 1965-68 intermittently, d. 25-Mar-1969 suicide)
Daughter: Alexandra Tatiana Eloise Wevill (b. 3-Mar-1965, "Shura", d. 25-Mar-1969 murder)
Wife: Carol Orchard (nurse, m. Aug-1970, until his death)
Girlfriend: Brenda Hedden (cohabited)

    High School: Mexborough Grammar School
    University: Pembroke College, Cambridge University

    Whitbread Prize 1997 for Tales from Ovid
    Whitbread Prize 1998 for Birthday Letters
    Officer of the British Empire 1977

Author of books:
The Hawk in the Rain (1957, poetry)
Pike (1959, poetry)
Lupercal (1960, poetry)
Meet My Folks! (1961, juvenile, poetry)
Selected Poems (1962, poetry, with Thom Gunn)
How the Whale Became (1963, juvenile, poetry)
The Iron Man (1968, poetry, inspired film The Iron Giant)
Crow (1970, poetry)
Poetry in the Making (1970)
Remains of Elmet (1979, juvenile)
Under the North Star (1981, poetry)
What is Truth? A Farmyard Fable for the Young (1984, juvenile, poetry)
The Iron Woman (1993, poetry)
Winter Pollen (1994, essays)
Birthday Letters (1998, poetry)
Collected Poems (2003, poetry, posthumous)


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