As part of PACYA’s evolving mission, I’m actively encouraging the writing and sharing of critical, historical, and craft-oriented essays on all aspects of poetry for young people. Following my own direction, I have written a short essay titled SOME WETTER, WITTIER OTTER COULD UTTER: Speech sounds and involving rhyme in Ted Hughes’s poems for children. This is part one of what I hope will become a series of explorations of Hughes’s poems. Please download the free PDF of the essay by clicking Withrow_Hughes_Essay_120111. Thank you!