Crow by Ted Hughes is a work of mythological power
from one of the most important English poets
of the twentieth century.
Crow was Ted Hughes's fourth book of poems for adults
and a pivotal moment in his writing career. In it, he
found both a structure and a persona that gave his
vision a new power and coherence. A deep
engagement with history, mythology and the
natural world combine to forge a work of impressive
and unsettling force.
'English poetry has found a new hero and nobody
will be able to read or write verse now without the
black shape of Crow falling across the page.' Peter Porter