At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Ted Hughes, August 17

AUGUST 17, 2014

TED HUGHES (1930-1998) 


Location: Downtown Asheville NC

from 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Near Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center 56 Broadway St map link

from 3:15pm - 5:30pm

On the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link
or Haywood St near Malaprops map link 
or the "Iron" sculpture at Wall St & Battery Park Ave   map link

(Please note:  The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances)

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of poems by this Englsih poet and children's writer, National Poet Laureate from 1984 till his death. The poem will then be read to them.

Hughes was ranked fourth on the 2008 Times list of the "50 Greatest British writers since 1945". His writing career was often upstaged by his marriage to Sylvia Plath and her subsequent suicide, after which he wrote in a letter to an old friend of Plath's: "That's the end of my life. The rest is posthumous."

More information about Ted Hughes can be found at Wikipedia, and at The Poetry Foundation website. You can also read this interview with Hughes in The Paris Review.  Hughes poetry and other writing can be read online at this link.



In the beginning was Scream
Who begat Blood
Who begat Eye
Who begat Fear
Who begat Wing
Who begat Bone
Who begat Granite
Who begat Violet
Who begat Guitar
Who begat Sweat
Who begat Adam
Who begat Mary
Who begat God
Who begat Nothing
Who begat Never
Never Never Never

Who begat Crow

Screaming for Blood
Grubs, crusts

Trembling featherless elbows in the nest's filth


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    The summer project can be show through the different activities. We should aware about the summer project. Therefore we can learn a lot of new values and new techniques as well. This is known as the first qualitative projects in the summer season.

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