Frieda Hughes Interviews
Frieda Hughes on having famous parents, on memory loss and her poetry. Illustrated with photographs of Frieda Hughes, and her parents Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.
“Each book has been a little bit more of an unwrapping, a little bit more personal,” she says. Her most recent book, Alternative Values: Poems & Paintings, includes the sequence of four poems about her childhood memory loss referred to in the article.
A feature on Frieda Hughes’ home in Wales, which has inspired both her paintings and her poetry, ran in the Home Living supplement to The Sunday Times of 6 August 2017. It was illustrated with a colour photo of Frieda holding a copy of Alternative Values: Poems & Paintings and surrounded by the paintings from the book. The piece was linked to her 400 Days exhibition, showing at Chichester Cathedral until 17 August 2017.
Midweek, BBC Radio 4, Wednesday 18 May 2016, 9-9.45am (repeated 9.30pm)
Frieda Hughes was one of Libby Purves’ guests on Midweek on 18 May. She was speaking about the poems and paintings in her book Alternative Values ahead of an 'In Conversation' event at the Salisbury International Arts Festival on 7 June. Frieda Hughes brought together her poetry and painting for the first time in book form in Alternative Values: Poems & Paintings, which was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015.
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[25 September 2017]