Poetry in the Making: An Anthology

  • Title: Poetry in the Making: An Anthology
  • Author: Ted Hughes
  • ISBN: 9780571090761
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry in the Making An Anthology Drawn from Ted Hughes s celebrated programs for the BBC s Listening and Writing series Poetry in the Making is a fresh student friendly discussion of what Hughes calls imaginative writing Offering g
    Drawn from Ted Hughes s celebrated programs for the BBC s Listening and Writing series, Poetry in the Making is a fresh, student friendly discussion of what Hughes calls imaginative writing Offering generous citations from the work of several English speaking, mostly modern or contemporary poets including Hopkins, Dickinson, Eliot, Larkin, Plath, and himself HughesDrawn from Ted Hughes s celebrated programs for the BBC s Listening and Writing series, Poetry in the Making is a fresh, student friendly discussion of what Hughes calls imaginative writing Offering generous citations from the work of several English speaking, mostly modern or contemporary poets including Hopkins, Dickinson, Eliot, Larkin, Plath, and himself Hughes provides a useful and readable primer on the kind of poetry writing children can do without becoming false to themselves Like Kenneth Koch s classic Wishes, Lies, and Dreams, Poetry in the Making presents new ideas on how children and other beginners might best compose their own poems while also presenting candid, and general, insights that all students and scholars of the art or craft of verse will find inspiring And although these pieces were primarily intended to help students improve their creative writingn abilities, they are also an effective introduction to Hughes s own work and the influences other writers have had on him Hughes, who was Poet Laureate to Queen Elizabeth II at the time of his death 1998, casually and colorfully discusses how he came to write, what inspires him and why , and the difficulties that he and other writers confront when writing.

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    About Ted Hughes


    1. Edward James Hughes was an English poet and children s writer, known as Ted Hughes His most characteristic verse is without sentimentality, emphasizing the cunning and savagery of animal life in harsh, sometimes disjunctive lines.The dialect of Hughes s native West Riding area of Yorkshire set the tone of his verse At Pembroke College, Cambridge, he found folklore and anthropology of particular interest, a concern that was reflected in a number of his poems In 1956 he married the American poet Sylvia Plath The couple made a visit to the United States in 1957, the year that his first volume of verse, The Hawk in the Rain, was published Other works soon followed Hughes stopped writing poetry almost completely for nearly three years following Plath s suicide in 1963 the couple had separated earlier , but thereafter he published prolifically, often in collaboration with photographers and illustrators, as in Under the North Star 1981 He wrote many volumes for children, including Remains of Elmet 1979 , in which he recalled the world of his childhood From 1965 he was co editor of the magazine Modern Poetry in Translation in London Some of Hughes s essays on subjects of literary and cultural criticism were published as Winter Pollen 1994 After decades of silence on the subject of his marriage to Plath, Hughes addressed it in the poems of Birthday Letters 1998 In 1984 he was appointed Britain s poet laureate.Ted Hughes was the father of Frieda Hughes and the brother of Gerald Hughes.


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    1. Hughes as pedagogue! Who knew? This is a thin handy volume for the classroom teacher or directly for the student. Its purpose is to provide a selection of models of different kinds of writing and provide usable exercises for the teacher to put in his or her toolbox. A lot of these would make strong Bell Ringers or journal prompts, or things to fold into what you've already got. I think that this is worth having on your shelves if you teach a writing-centric class.

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    2. A short and sweet read - includes a wide variety of selections of poetry from names such as Plath, Roethke, Vasco Popa and many more. Complimented with insightful comments from Ted Hughes on poetry of different thematic topics (animals, people, wind & weather, etc.). One of my favourite selections:"“agine what you are writing about. See it and live it. Do not think it up laboriously, as if you were working out mental arithmetic. Just look at it, touch it, smell it, listen to it, turn yours [...]

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    3. Hughes manages to avoid specifics in this guide to poetry-writing, giving a liberating tone to the thing, but at the same time ends up providing some quite specific guidelines in terms of the mindset of a poet and how to analyse a subject, reflecting Hughes’ own practical approach as well as setting ground rules that still allow for freedom of expression. It reminds me somewhat of a cookbook I came across where the author would describe particular recipes and methods at length, but refuse to p [...]

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    4. This is an odd book from an odd time and Ted Hughes comes across in it as both a revolutionary, freeing up language by giving his student-readers permission to use it, and a traditionalist, in talking about "bad poetry" as an arbritary matter.In nine chapters he tends to espouse a view of how poetry should be written (or novels). Often there is some quite useful guidance here. He then exemplifies with poems that back up his view (sometimes perfectly, sometimes more obliquely, occasionally "at a [...]

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    5. This will bring back fond memories of primary school. Or so I'm told - I seem to be one of a handful of kids who grew up only knowing Hughes for The Iron Man and How the Whale Became. I've caught up on my reading since then. This seems, at first glance, like the kind of thing a queasy wannabe might take out the local library: a book seemingly born grubby and well fingered, underlined and scrawled over. That would be a mistake. I wish someone had given me this wondrous parcel of poems: 'Badger' b [...]

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    6. This book had something of an influence on me as I first read it as a teenager when I was just starting to do my own creative writing (poems and songs). Hughes has some very interesting ideas dotted throughout this book and he communicates them in a very compelling and distinctive way. The book is a bit of a hodge podge though. It seems to veer between being a teaching manual, an erudite treatise on poetry and psychology and a naff anthology of poems for kids. Some of the chapters seem to have v [...]

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    7. Well, that was 90% absolute brilliance. My love for Ted Hughes is unending. He captures the essence of poetry so well, and gives some great practical suggestions for poetry exercises. He also interweaves examples of other poet's works, as well as his own, which exposed me to some wonderful new authors, notably Vasco Popa. On the whole a fantastic book. (Unfortunately there was also the other 10%, which stops me from giving five stars: first the chapter Meet My Folks, which was juvenile, and then [...]

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    8. A nice little book about writing and thinking. it comes from a radio series for kids i guess but feels like gentle encouragement for a general audience (until the last few sections which are more kiddie maybe).Inspiring a playful mood and a closer look at the everyday that might have come a little easier to us when we were children. I always find it inspiring to read good poems as well - why don't i read poetry more?!

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    9. These radio "programmes" were done for children but there's plenty of food for thought here for adults, no matter your opinion of Ted Hughes the poet or T.H. the man.Americans would find some of the material dark for children's consumption. Certainly it doesn't condescend.

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    10. i really wish someone would write a book like this for the latvian schools. to teach to see, to capture, to think, to reflect, to name. so perfectly.

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    11. Doesn't over-intellectualise - just inspires and demystifies.

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    12. This is a wonderful book. To read this great poet's thoughts about poetry and the creative process in such an impersonal way is a supreme pleasure, and his wisdom is, to me at least, invaluable.

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    13. Classic poetry teaching material.

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    14. This is a terrific little book - I completely recommend it to any jaded creative soul as a tool for regaining your childlike mojo. I wish I had read this when I was a kid.

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    15. A wonderful insight into the creative process. I would like to have read a bit more though.

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    16. Meh. Perhaps it is a good manual for teaching poetry to children; however, few of the poems are inspiring or compelling.

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