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TLS Looks Into Malcolm Guite’s Mariner April 27, 2017: At the Times Literary Supplement, Kelly Grovier reviews a new book by Malcolm Guite that hypothesizes the inspiration for Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epoch-defining poem, “The Rime of the [...] by

An Introduction to ‘Kubla Khan’ at the British Library February 8, 2017: For you Romantics: Dr. Seamus Perry has written an introduction to Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan” for the British Library’s invaluable Discovering Literature. “[H]e didn’t [...] by

The Making of Lyrical Ballads August 16, 2016: At the Wordsworth Trust, a blog post by Jonathan Kerr looks at the making of Coleridge and Wordsworth’s 1798 undertaking, Lyrical Ballads. A little historical context: “Not since the [...] by

Aeolian Harping: Materiality of Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction & Ecoprecarity (Part 1) May 26, 2016: …And what if all of animated nature Be but organic Harps diversely framed, That tremble into thought, as o’er them sweeps Plastic and vast, one intellectual breeze, At once the Soul of each, and [...] by

At The Independent: on Why Poets Don’t Talk to ‘Ordinary People’ June 9, 2014: You’ve heard the Pulp song about “common people.” But why don’t poets engage with “ordinary people”? Howard Jacobson at The Independent ruminates on the subject: [...] by

From the Messed-Up Files of Indifferent Parenting: The Lake Poets Edition October 10, 2013: Katie Waldegrave’s first book explores the tumultuous lives of Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge. The daughters of poets, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Dora and Sara suffered [...] by

Stevie Smith’s ‘Thoughts on the Person from Porlock’ September 4, 2013: On a personal level, affectionate teasing can express love, of course. In some families, benign mockery is a prized, vital form of intimacy. Comedy of the self, comedy of the other person, a [...] by

R.I.P. Norman Fruman May 2, 2012: According to this NY Times article: Norman Fruman, a scholar who roiled literary waters in the 1970s with a biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge that accused the poet of stealing ideas and [...] by

Abusing the albatross in the name of politics January 24, 2011: The Miami Herald’s Michael Doyle brings you the literary understatement of the year by way of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner: “Politics can turn poetry upside [...] by