The Spoken Word: Ted Hughes: Poetry in the Making (British Library - British Library Sound Archive)
- Author:The British Library
- Publisher:British Library
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- Format:Audiobook, CD
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Media:Audio CD
- Number Of Items:2
- Edition:Two CDs with booklet
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
- Dimensions (in):4.9 x 5.5 x 0.9
- Publication Date:July 15, 2009
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This second two CD set draws on the broadcasts Ted Hughes made for schools, particularly the highly praised Listening and Writing series, later published as Poetry in the Making, in which Hughes aimed to encourage an interest in imaginative writing in 10–14 year olds.
Hughes explains the origins and development of some of his most famous animal poems, such as The Thought- Fox and Pike, and suggests techniques of concentration for translating thoughts into poems. The set contains five complete Listening and Writing talks, all illustrated with Hughes's readings of his own and others' poetry, plus two complementary programmes of readings from the collection Season Songs.
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