Gerard Manley Hopkins was a Jesuit priest whose work was only published after his death. Profound in his reading of the natural world, and driven by a style that influenced the likes of Dylan Thomas and Ezra Pound, he created a unique linguistic landscape.
His poems range from rhapsodic observation of nature to profound self-examination, using innovative metres and rhythms as well as striking invention. The result is rich, complex and powerfully beautiful; some of the most thrilling and compelling poetry in English.
This selection includes his best-loved works such as Spring, The Windhover, Binsey Poplars, No worst, there is none, Felix Randal and Pied Beauty.
Naxos Audiobooks. 1 CD. 62.01 mins running time. ISBN 978-962-634-900-7.