Poetry News

For the anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot (d. 1965), Faber & Faber are brining out a new and annotated edition of his poetry edited by Sir Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. The edition will include previously unknown work, including some erotic poetry (which is not exactly what he is famous for). Eliot at The Poetry Foundation.

Sir Jonathan Bate’s Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life has been published. The biography made the news while it was being written as the Hughes estate refused Bate permission to print any of the poet’s material held in archives. Inevitably, the ghost of Silvia Plath haunts the publication. Review in The Guardian.