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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....


Source: http://www.creighton.edu/~dcallon/Hopkins http://kildare.ie/community/Hopkins/ Last Updated 05.14.04