I really enjoyed and was stimulated by reading Ted Hughes ideas on how to write poetry, Although, when I ordered it I hadn't realised it was for teachers, it doesn't matter, it has stimulated so much thought about how to write. There is a connection with my work as an art and farm therapist, he writes about how we are lazy thinkers,, we don't have to pay attention to the detail of life, so we get bored. This is something I have noticed about farming, you have to pay very close attention to the detail otherwise the animals die! And farm therapy is beginning to be seen as very helpful for people who are deeply troubled, this attention to detail probably helps take them out of their own stuck world. He recounts an experiment with a Americans and African Tribesmen and the results are fascinating and thought provoking. Reading the book really makes one wish to have a go at writing, it makes it so accessible..