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by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring Resources


The Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation provides a biography of Hopkins, a good selection of poems, and suggestions for further scholarly reading.

Victorian Web

A fantastic site with tons of scholarly information on Hopkins's life, religion, the social history of his times, and much more.


A short biography on Hopkins, and many of his best-known poems.


Tired of reading? Try listening!

Audio recordings of thirty-three poems by Hopkins, including "Spring."

"it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing"

Listen to a recording the of thrush's song.


Hopkins, By Hopkins

A sketch that Hopkins drew of himself.

Hopkins's Handwriting

A handwritten letter by Hopkins

Historical Documents

"The Ecstasy of Gerard Manley Hopkins"

A New York Times article on Hopkins's life and poetry.

Sprung Rhythm

An excerpt from a letter written by Hopkins, discussing sprung rhythm.


Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life
A new biography, written by Paul Mariani.

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