Posted on 11/29/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A British academic has written a paper that argues Ted Hughes and D.H. Lawrence “owe an unacknowledged debt” to an American poet.

Dr. Hannah Roche, a lecturer in English at the University of York, stops short of calling the men plagiarizers in the Guardian, but she identifies passages in their work that strongly echo Amy Lowell’s writings.

Though Lowell published more than 650 poems in her lifetime and won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize, she’s little known by the general public today — something that Roche attributes to her gender and sexuality (she was a lesbian).

A spokesperson for the Hughes estate denies Roche’s claims.

Read more about Lowell and the works that Roche believes she influenced in the Guardian.

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