We ought to take this man now


Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes

Charles Monteith, then commissioning editor at Faber & Faber, sent the following note to fellow editor and poet T. S. Eliot in 1957 along with a copy of Ted Hughes‘ first collection of poetry: The Hawk in the Rain. He also suggested maybe sending Hughes a letter of encouragement. Eliot’s response can be seen written in pencil. He went on to sign Ted Hughes to Faber & Faber and Hughes went on to become a world-renowned poet and author of children’s fiction. From 1984, up until his death in 1998, he also became British Poet Laureate.

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