Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, Signed Print Symbols of Survival

September 3, 2015 — Leave a comment

British Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes, developed a love for the environment as he grew older. His passion for fly fishing intensified, and he became a leader on environmental issues. Upon invitation from friends including former Canadian Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, John Fraser, Mr. Hughes attended a Steelhead Society of British Columbia fundraiser and awareness event in Vancouver, Canada on August 11, 1993.

This event was during a sensitive time with regards to overfishing threatening Steelhead, and pollution along the Skeena River and tributaries, where the fish spawn and rear before making the journey to sea. A film, “Wild Steelhead of the Skeena,” debuted and Mr. Hughes read poetry. He also signed copies of the print, “Symbols Of Survival,” by British / Canadian artist Ken Kirkby. The prints were also signed by Mr. Kirkby and John Fraser.

At the end of last year, I acquired the remaining prints, Symbols Of Survival, from a closing shop in Vancouver. It has long been my intention to add a store to my website featuring items pertaining to nature and history. I’m pleased to now offer these prints as part of my developing store. If you are interested in one or more of these prints, please contact me directly at sales@caminomyway.com.

The price per print is USD$175 including shipping in a tube to the USA and Canada. Please contact me for shipping to other parts of the world. Discounts are available for purchases of more than one print. You will also get, if desired, a photo of your exact print and a close up of Ted Hughes’ signature for inspection prior to your purchase.

For more information on this lesser-know aspect of Mr. Hughes’ life regarding fly fishing and environmentalism, please read the The Guardian’s informative article Portrait of a poet as eco warriorAs for the event in 1993, it is difficult to find more information. I found this link at the Steelhead Society that mentions Mr. Hughes twice.


Symbols Of Survival

Ted Hughes Symbols Survival Ken Kirkby print


The Inukshuk

Ted Hughes signature inukshuk



Poet Ted Hughes signed print Ted Hughes Symbols Survival John Fraser Ken Kirkby 1993


Each print was individually signed in pencil. The number is for my identification and is not fixed to the print.

The signature of Ted Hughes.

Ted Hughes Signature Collection Symbols Survival signed Ken Kirkby John Fraser




Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes by Rob Lycett March 1993

A portrait of Ted Hughes by Rob Lycett. Date: March 19th, 1993. Licensed under Creative Commons.


The prints have been stored well, but may have minor corner dings. Again, if you are interested in purchasing a print, more than one print, or have any questions, please contact me at sales@caminomyway.com. Discounts are also available for organizations. Thanks for your interest.


About Randall St. Germain

Randall St. Germain, author of Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, is a middle-aged Canadian Boy who is passionate about nature, photography, hiking, music, and self-improvement. After the death of his mother, he chose to walk the famous pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, across the north of Spain, despite knowing little about it. He certainly didn’t plan to write a book until the latter days of his Camino. Similar to walking the Camino, writing and publishing a book was a learning experience. It was also very rewarding, and part of his ongoing journey. Please join him as he takes you along on his journey in Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, and on his blog Camino My Way.


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