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Archive for March, 2012
Swinburne Project update

[The following is posted on behalf of John Walsh] I am pleased to announce a new edition of the online Algernon Charles Swinburne Project <>, with a new design, architecture, and most importantly, a great deal of new content. This new edition includes over 440 documents (poems, essays, reviews, visualizations, etc.). Some highlights of the […]

Call for Protest: Inaccurate, Unfair Assessment of Robert Browning

VPN readers will recall Robert Browning’s bi-centenary this year, and the recent flurry of events organized to mark this important occasion advertised on this website: see here for the round-up post (including news of two major international conferences), here for a blog post calling for more attention to poetry in this bi-centenary year for Browning and […]

Poem of the Month: William Michael Rossetti’s “Shelley’s Heart”
Poem of the Month: William Michael Rossetti's "Shelley's Heart"

  The poem for this month comes from The Dark Blue, a title we’re indexing at the Database of Victorian Periodical Poetry that was a short-lived wonder (5 volumes from 1871 to 1873) but, nevertheless, significant. The Dark Blue drew its name from an earlier periodical, the even briefer Dark Blue: An Oxford University Magazine, […]