Poetry Review: “Dun Scotus’s Oxford” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

I have been thinking of late of poetic hermits, those poets who live and work outside the mainstream poetic milieu. Unencumbered the with usual social-obligations, group-mind, and unquestioned/shared-understandings, these are the poets free enough and courageous enough to strike out in … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Pied Beauty” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hopkins is, of course, Roman Catholic… the most Roman Catholic of all English poets. His art and vision is rooted in his theology, his language in the singularity of his position as outsider. Like American fiction writer Flannery O’Connor, being … Continue reading