Best of the Web
An Irish folk singer adapts Hopkins's poems into songs. You can listen to a demo of "Pied Beauty."
A selection of Hopkins's poetry read aloud, including "Pied Beauty."
A painting by the Frenchman Georges Seurat – a master of the pointillist technique – that we think Hopkins would have liked.
A photo of Hopkins in 1888, a year before his death, wearing the collar of a Jesuit priest.
A beautiful photo of a sky in "couple-colour."
A study of Hopkins focusing on his use of sound. Hopkins believed that "sprung rhythm" mimicked the way that people actually speak in daily conversation.
A recent biography of the poet, focusing on his Catholicism and his relationship with his father.
The Poetry Foundation provides a biography of Hopkins, a good selection of poems, and suggestions for further scholarly reading.
The Hopkins literary festival is apparently "the best literary festival in Ireland," according to this website devoted to the festival. That's saying a lot for Ireland, a country that loves its literary festivals. Chew on that, James Joyce.
You can find Hopkins on the Victorian Web, a site devoted to British writers during the reign of Queen Victoria.