July 1, 1944

Instress of Inscape

By Austin Warren

The early Hopkins follows Keats and the “medieval school” (as he called the Pre-Raphaelites). The latest Hopkins, who wrote the sonnets of desolation, was a poet of tense, economic austerity. […]

July 1, 1944

Sprung Rhythm

By Harold Whitehall

A poet’s theories are not always the best guide to his poetry. Wordsworth should not be judged solely from the “Preface” to the Lyrical Ballads, nor Sidney Lanier from his […]