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Poets lend voices to current events and elections as they critique and defend the social and political issues of their day.

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Featured Poet: Gerard Manley Hopkins
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      Gerard Manley Hopkins is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Victorian era. However, because his style was so radically different from that of his contemporaries, his...

    • Essay on Poetic Theory
      By Gerard Manley Hopkins1864

      To Alexander William Mowbray Baillie Sept. 10. 1864. Dear Baillie,— Your letter has been sent to me from Hampstead. It has just come, and I do a rare thing with me, begin at...

    • Poem Guide
      By Ange Mlinko

      A rapturous re-reading of the poet's love poem to life.

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      From Poetry Off the ShelfMarch 2013

      Paisley Rekdal reads and discusses Gerard Manley Hopkins's influence on her own work.

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      From Poetry Off the ShelfDecember 2013

      Gerard Manley Hopkins's "terrible sonnets" explore the contours of his depression.

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      From Audio Poem of the DayNovember 2016

      By Gerard Manley Hopkins (read by Hugh Schwartzberg)

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