The Taylor Swift of Victorian era poetry, Robert Browning. OK, jk, not really, but I did quote a T-Swift song in my review 😉
Can Chesterton just write every biography? Before, Browning was just another faceless poet to me, but GKC convinces you by the end that poetry wouldn't be the same without him.
I believe I encountered William Blake for the first time in a high school honor's English class. But the name really meant nothing to me, other than that he was one of the Greats next to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, and Lord Tennyson. They were all just poets who had achieved greatness sometime in... Continue Reading →
I found The Invention of Love in Spiritual Friendship by the gay Christian author Wesley Hill. Hill refers to it several times throughout, with two particular quotes I found very poignant and meaningful. The first is a description of A. E. Housman's feelings for his friend Moses Jackson that Hill uses as a model: Nothing... Continue Reading →
I ran into this book on a blog post at BCC. BCC always has great content that gets you thinking. You may not agree with every post, but they all have something of value to add, and the tone is always respectful. The book is a selection of poems from an LDS mother, student, and... Continue Reading →
Ah, the Songs of Solomon. When I turned 8, I got my first set of scriptures, a quadruple combination. I was so excited to be a grown-up and read the scriptures. But all of the books, they were so long! In my 8-year-old mind, I decided I would find the shortest one to read first.... Continue Reading →