Sean O’Brien is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and is Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. His most recent publications are Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976–2001 and his verse version of Aristophanes’ The Birds, which was staged in 2002 at the National Theatre in London. (October 2003)


Among the Creatures

Selected Poems, 1957-1994

by Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes (1930–1998) was a prolific writer, but in his last ten years he published a torrent of work—Tales from Ovid; translations of Lorca’s Blood Wedding and Wedekind’s Spring Awakening; Rain-Charm for the Duchy, which contains the verse he wrote as poet laureate; his immense critical book Shakespeare and the …