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Poetry in the Making : A Handbook for Writing and Teaching

By (author) Ted Hughes

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'In a series of chapters built round poems by a number of writers including himself...Ted Hughes explores, colorfully and intensively, themes such as 'Capturing Animals', 'Wind and Weather' and 'Writing about People'. The purpose throughout is to lead on, via a discussion of the poems (which he does with riveting skill) to some direct encouragement to the children to think and write for themselves. He makes the whole venture seem enjoyable, and somehow urgent...' - "Times Literary Supplement".

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 126 x 200 x 10mm | 117.93g
  • 07 Feb 2008
  • FABER & FABER
  • Faber & Faber Poetry
  • London
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571233805
  • 9780571233809
  • 83,979

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Ted Hughes (1930-98) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year twice, for Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.

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"A classic anthology of creative writing by a 'guardian spirit of the land and language.' (Seamus Heaney) 'In a series of chapters built round poems by a number of writers including himself... [Ted Hughes] explores, colourfully and intensively, themes such as 'Capturing Animals', 'Wind and Weather' and 'Writing about People'. The purpose throughout is to lead on, via a discussion of the poems (which he does with riveting skill) to some direct encouragement to the children to think and write for themselves. He makes the whole venture seem enjoyable, and somehow urgent...' Times Literary Supplement"

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