Hughes' Archive recordings demonstrate his legendary qualities as a reader of his own work, his deep tones and flinty accent forming a perfect compliment to the hard music of his work. One of Hughes' most famous poems, 'The Thought Fox' demonstrates the inextricable relationship between the poet's imagination and the natural world, the paw prints of the fox in the snow becoming the marks of the words on the page which describe them. The creative process in this poem is akin to a kind of hunting, an analogy Hughes made explicit in a BBC broadcast called 'Capturing Animals' from which his reading of 'Pike' is taken: like the angler, the poet must hunt his subject with patient concentration. 'February 17th' from Moortown Diary (1989) demonstrates a different method of composition, with Hughes recording his impressions of an event in a kind of spontaneous rough verse. Throughout his career, Hughes seldom used strict form, being more interested in the raw energy of the moment of witness. This poem is an extreme example of his favoured technique, its bleak and beautiful music revealing the harsh realities of life and death through one small happening on a Devon hillside.
This is where Hughes fits, along with her fellow CNN contributors Corey Lewandowski, Trump's short-fused ex–campaign manager; Jeffrey Lord, the cotton-haired former Reagan political director; and Kayleigh McEnany, a recent law school grad who wears a crucifix so large it's a wonder her neck hasn't snapped on air. And then there's a group who officially work for the campaign: people like Katrina Pierson, famous for sporting a necklace made of bullet shells and for suggesting 9/11 was an inside job; A. J. Delgado, who used to write for the media gossip blog Mediaite and once said on Hannity that Ray Rice was the real victim of his domestic abuse; and Boris Epshteyn, a fratty fashionista who tends to repeat Vladimir Putin's talking points.