Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A poet in full …

… The Poet in the Pulpit: On the Brilliant, Homely Homilies of Gerard Manley Hopkins - Los Angeles Review of Books. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Hopkins did not treat poetry and sermons as two separate (or separable) domains. He remains every bit a poet as he mounts the pulpit. In fact, his poetry and his sermons cross-pollinate: ideas, images, and turns of phrase appear first in sermons and later in poems, or vice versa.

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