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What's so great about Ted Hughes?

He was hardly Pam ayres, John Hegley, or even me. (Knockers prepare to have a field day.)

Without Sylvia Plath pushing him early on in his illustrious career, he might have lived and died in relative obscurity. He was too intellectually obscure for me; I read 'Birthday Letters', or tried to. I'd have been happier learning to recite 'Dangerous Dan Magroo' in a Tommy Cooper voice, who I've be...

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