BIOGRAPHY – GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS Wednesday, 6 January 2010Posted by edincityoflit in Poets.
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Gerard Manley Hopkins is regarded as one of the finest poets of the Victorian era. He was born in Essex in 1844. Hopkins studied at Oxford University and became a Jesuit priest, writing poetry on the side. Hopkins taught and preached for the Jesuits around Britain, but none of his poems were published during his lifetime. After his death in 1889, his friend edited a volume of his poetry which was finally published in 1918. Hopkins became widely known for his innovative use of rhythm, which was revolutionary in its time and influential on many 20th century poets.