This multi-award winning collection, the first from Ted Hughes, has at its heart the mixture of beauty and violence in the natural world. Dedicated to Sylvia Plath, The Hawk in the Rain is a stunning collection of poems on the themes of competition and the struggle for survival. Hughes would go on to become Britains Poet Laureate in 1984 until his death in 1998. Including many of Hughes best-known poems, such as The Jaguar, The Thought-Fox and Wind – now staples of British poetry anthologies – The Hawk in the Rain is the foundation of Hughes reputation as one of the twentieth-centurys greatest poets. This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Fabers publishing over the decades.