Hughes and the Calder Valley, Elmet, Shamanism ...

Ann Skea reports on recent blog entries in a private blog by Brian Taylor dealing with Hughes and the Caler Valley, Hughes and Shamanism, Hughes, Crow and the Battle of the Birds and Hughes and Remains of Elmet

Rochdale Canal near the house in Mytholmroyd where Gerald, Olwyn and Ted spent their childhood

Rochdale Canal near the house in Mytholmroyd where Gerald, Olwyn and Ted spent their childhood

Ann Skea reports that "papers on a private blog by Brian Taylor are interesting and informative and have some unusual illustrations.
They can be found at:
 
'Ted Hughes and the Calder Valley', here are part 1 and part 2. Recently, Brian Taylor has added two more chapters about Ted Hughes, Remains of Elmet and the Calder Valley. Again, he offers interesting historical perspective and unusual illustrations. Part 3 and part 4 can be read here.

'Ted Hughes, Shaman of the Tribe' was published in the quarterly magazine, Northern Earth , Issue 123,  2010. Northern Earth http://www.northernearth.co.uk/ is based at Mytholmroyd in West Yorkshire. The respective Blog entry is here.
 
'Ted Hughes' Crow and the Battle of the Birds' can be read here.
 
Brian Taylor writes: "I thought some of these might be of interest to other 'fans' of T.H..  Constructive comments would be very welcome, of course.  They can be published on the blog page, by logging in or registering with Wordpress, or sent to me using the contact form at the bottom of the home page of Animist Jottings."