John Keats, the last of the Romantic School, was born in 1795 and died at age 25 in 1821. He was a "Poet's Poet", developing his themes from a high artistic faith, and his aesthetic philosophy from his love of beauty.
"Like finding your grandmother naked in your bed"
Gerard Manley Hopkins was born in Essex, England, in 1844. During his lifetime, his work, at his own insistence, remained unpublished. Hopkins died in 1889, aged just 45, but it was not until 1918 that his work was first published and until 1930 that he first received acclaim. Here, Margaret Rawlings reads a selection of his finest work, including "Starlight Night", "Spring", "Pied Piper", and "Inversnaid".