Melora Walters reads Ted Hughes
Tu 9/2

Melora Walters reads
BIRTHDAY LETTERS – poems by Ted Hughes


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Birthday Letters, published in 1998, is a collection of poetry by English poet and children’s writer Ted Hughes. Released only months before Hughes’s death, the collection won multiple prestigious literary awards. This collection of eighty-eight poems is widely considered to be Hughes’ most explicit response to the suicide of his estranged wife Sylvia Plath in 1963, and to their widely discussed, politicized and “explosive” marriage.

Actress, artist, and poet Melora Walters will be reading from the powerful award-winning book.


Melora Walters was born in Saudi Arabia and grew up there, as well as in Holland. She attended a boarding school north of Chicago and graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York.

She is an actress whose credits include Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Cold Mountain, and Big Love.

She has exhibited her paintings and prints in New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin.

Her poetry and art books include Sonnets & Failures (Finishing Line Press), The Siren and In the Painting Heraclitus Wrings His Hands Above the World and Appears to Be Crying (Writ Large Press), and Conroe, Texas. 

Melora lives in Los Angeles with her two children.