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Detailed roadmap to lockdown exit unveiled as nation mourns passing of renowned poet

Well, lockdown is over. When I have finished compiling this piece, I am going out my front door for the first time in over five weeks.

‘One of the greatest, truest spirits alive’.

In what must be the ultimate irony in the compelling story of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, and their brief, but significant visit to Connemara in September 1962, it was Hughes who returned to find solace and peace there. Sylvia had planned to return that autumn, instead she found, what she thought was a refuge in the former home of WB Yeats in London, and despite the onset of severe depression, remained there to write her best poems. It would probably have saved her life if she had taken up the rented cottage she had paid a deposit for, between Cleggan and Moyard. Instead in London she battled against a bitter cold winter, ‘flu, frozen pipes, and minding her two small children while writing furiously most of the night.

Letter from Ted Hughes to Sylvia Plath’s mother, Aurelia, March 15, 1963

Dear Aurelia, It has not been possible for me to write this letter before now...

Autumn poetry workshops at the Galway Arts Centre

This September, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three poetry workshops facilitated by renowned poet Kevin Higgins.

 

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