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Christina Rossetti
Measuring popularity

Tomorrow, 4 October 2013, is National Poetry Day in the UK. This is the beautiful, lyrical, and arresting animation made by Leo Crane to celebrate the 2013 theme of water:   Water, Water: National Poetry Day 2013 from Leo Crane on Vimeo. While there are many festivities planned (see here), what most struck me in […]

Poem of the Month: Christina Rossetti’s “Who has seen the wind?”
Poem of the Month: Christina Rossetti's "Who has seen the wind?"

  Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling The wind is passing thro’. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads The wind is passing by. My five-year-old son asked me yesterday what made the wind. This was […]

Victorian Poetry Podcasts

We’ve found some Victorian poetry podcasts that readers of VPN may find interesting and useful for teaching. Did we leave any out? How have you used podcasts for teaching? Please let us know! Poetry Podcasts by Kirsty Blair and Rhian Williams (University of Glasgow): includes podcasts on Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover” and “A Woman’s Last […]

Poem of the Month: Christina Rossetti’s “In an Artist’s Studio”
Poem of the Month: Christina Rossetti's "In an Artist's Studio"

                                      Dante Gabriel Rossetti drew numerous pictures of his model, muse and later wife Elizabeth Siddal. The Rossetti Archive exhibits many portraits from 1850-1861, such as those given here. When his sister Christina’s poem “In an Artist’s […]