The Independent Launching today is our innovative new poetry column, featuring an original poem by acclaimed writer Frieda Hughes each week.
Hughes, a poet, painter and author of children’s books, will publish a new poem every Friday, beginning with an ode to nature, animals and writing itself.
The daughter of former Poetry Prize winner Ted Hughes and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet Sylvia Plath has written eight collections of poetry and is a former judge at the National Poetry Competition.
In April of this year she published her first memoir, George: A Magpie Memory, a love story about raising a magpie.
In an interview with The Independentshe revealed how adopting the baby magpie had helped her through the ups and downs of her life.