Cover Design: Ted Hughes’ Nature Poems

As part of our 90th celebrations, we commissioned five printmakers to design artwork for new editions of some of Ted Hughes’s most popular nature poems. To celebrate the first day of spring, we asked Eleanor Crow, who selected and commissioned all five of the printmakers, along with the printmakers themselves, to tell us a bit…

‘The Prophet’ by Ted Hughes

This is the last poem that Ted Hughes was working on before his death in 1998. It is a translation of Pushkin’s ‘The Prophet’. The Prophet  Crazed by my soul’s thirst Through a dark land I staggered, And a six-winged seraph Halted me at a crossroads. With fingers of dream He touched my eye-pupils. My…