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CFP: Victorian Poetry: Form and Fashion
CFP: Victorian Poetry: Form and Fashion

Posted on behalf of John Lamb Victorian Poetry: Forms and Fashions A Conference in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Victorian Poetry 19-20 April 2013 West Virginia University Please send 300-500 word proposals for papers and a 1-page c.v. via email to John.Lamb@mail.wvu.edu by 15 November 2012. Papers on any aspect of Victorian Poetry and Poetics are invited, […]

Poem of the Month: “The Christmas Child” by Isa Craig
Poem of the Month: "The Christmas Child" by Isa Craig

Isa Craig’s “The Christmas Child” appears in the January 1862 issue of Good Words. The seasonal topic of the poem is suggestive of the diurnal readings practices promoted by Good Words. The explicitly devotional poetry found in the periodical evolved (in part) from John Keble’s extremely popular poetry volume The Christian Year (1827). Keble based his cycle […]

Poem of the Month: July
Poem of the Month: July

“Two Streams” / L.C.C. Yes, they are bright and sparkling in their flow, The sunlight dances on their crystal tide; Those streams to drink of which ye stoop so low, To track whose course ye wander far and wide; But hear ye not the solemn warning strain? “Who of these waters drinks shall thirst again!” […]

‘Little Things’: Poetry, the Periodical Press, and Good Words

Over the past 9 months, I have read a lot periodical poetry, focusing on the illustrated (and unillustrated) poetry published in the Cornhill Magazine, Once a Week, and now Good Words.  My research has surprised me as I am beginning to understand periodical poetry as central to the development and cohesion of a periodical’s literary […]