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“In Ipsley Church Lane 1” by Geoffrey Hill

By On July 25, 2017

“In my view, difficult poetry is the most democratic, because you are doing your audience the honour of supposing that they are intelligent human beings. So much of the populist poetry of… Read More

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“The White Ship” by Geoffrey Hill

By On February 25, 2015

Geoffrey Hill, the son of a police constable, was born in Worcestershire in 1932. He was educated at Bromsgrove County High School and at Keble College, Oxford. After teaching for more than… Read More

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“The State of Poetry Wants to Know. I Want to Know!” Geoffrey Hill’s Highly Amusing Oxford Professor of Poetry Lectures

By On May 29, 2013

The English department at Oxford University has generously posted Hill's recent lectures online as free podcasts. The hour-long lectures are far more lively, amusing, and, at times, riotously funny than one has… Read More