British poet and painter Frieda Hughes's work has appeared in The
New Yorker, Paris Review, and London Magazine. Her
first full-length collection of poems, Wooroloo, was published
by HarperCollins in 1997. Hughes's work unites a painterly vision with
a poetic exploration of human relationships and the natural world.
Daughter of British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes and American poet Sylvia Plath,
Hughes studied art in London, traveled extensively (often by motorcycle), and
eventually set up studios in the hamlet of Wooroloo, Australia. She has enjoyed
numerous group and solo exhibitions in Australia, the U.S., and England, where
her oil paintings received an award from the Royal Academy in London. Hughes
is also the author and illustrator of children's books. She now makes her home
in London, with her husband, Hungarian-born painter Lazlo Lukacs.
The Sylvia Plath Collection in the Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library,
Smith College, contains Sylvia Plath's journals, letters, drafts of the Ariel
poems, as well as first editions of works by Ted Hughes, and children's books
written and illustrated by Ms. Hughes.