Ted Hughes’ will asked that his ashes be scattered on Dartmoor and his name be cut in a granite slab there, but the location of the memorial stone has been a mystery since his death five years ago. Now, the BBC reports, it has been found. If you want to see it, the BBC also has directions to walk there.
Hughes is probably best known in the U.S. as the husband of Sylvia Plath, and he was accused of contributing to her suicidal impulse by abandonment and infidelity. He was also Plath’s posthumous editor, berated for “misplacing” significant passages in her journals and for changing the order of the poems in her last collection, Ariel. Hughes’ own work is much respected, full of the violence and sublimity of the natural world. He served as Britain’s Poet Laureate for many years.