1844-89, English poet
While still in grammar school, he won a poetry prize and earned a scholarship to Oxford. One of his teachers there was Walter Pater.
His intense poems and experiments in prosody have profoundly influenced 20th-cent. poetry. Hopkins was a convert to Catholicism and a Jesuit priest, and his poems and letters often show his inner conflict and deep dissatisfaction with himself as a poet and a servant of God.
Some of his poems include:
His mature work began with The Wreck of the Deutschland and includes God's Grandeur and The Windhover.
Other related nodes:
He may or may not be laid to rest in Poets' Corner, depending on where you get your information....
Last Updated 05.14.04