• Hopkins, Gerard Manley

    Hopkins, Gerard Manley

    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) was an English poet who converted to Roman Catholicism in 1866, later becoming a Jesuit priest and teacher. His poetic output was slim, but innovative, breaking tradition with his use of ‘sprung rhythm’. His poetry was published posthumously and he has since become acknowledged as a leading Victorian poet.


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The Times

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