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Giveaway: Crow by Ted Hughes

Happy Friday! Today I’m giving away a free copy of Crow, a beautiful collection of poems by Ted Hughes. How to enter Just leave a comment on this post. The winner will be drawn randomly, with tweets and other social media mentions counting as extra entries. So hit the Tweet button to the left of the screen if you want to increase your chances. I’ll let it run over the weekend, and announce the winner on Monday. Why the giveaway? Well, I’m trying to simplify my life and get rid… Read More

“Crow” by Ted Hughes

I rarely read poetry, but I enjoyed this strange little book by Ted Hughes. It’s full of dark imagery, violence and unexpected humour. The poems read like myths of the origins of the world, except that at the middle of them all is Crow, this anarchic, chaotic, ugly, violent figure, playing tricks on God and turning creation upside-down. I was reminded of the Anansi figure in West Indian Folk Tales, himself of course of West African origin. I suspect Hughes drew on a lot of mythological sources in these poems,… Read More