Ted Hughes's South Yorkshire tells the untold story of Hughes's Mexborough period (1938-1951) and demonstrates conclusively that Hughes's experiences in South Yorkshire in town and country, educationally, in literature and love were decisive in forming him as the poet of his subsequent fame.
Steve Ely is a poet. His first collection, Oswald's Book of Hours, was nominated for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection (2013) and the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry (2014). His second collection, Englaland, published in April 2015. He has also published a novel, Ratmen.
Acknowledgements Note on abbreviations Introduction 1. Mytholmroyd 2. Mexborough 3. Old Denaby 4. Crookhill 5. Mexborough Grammar School 6. The Poems 7. Made in Mexborough Notes Bibliography