Some Elizabethan & Jacobean Recommendations

AG: Okay I would like to move.. I would recommend reading that through (Jonson on Shakespeare). I just don’t want to take up our time now. I’m going to go back to later to Edmund Bolton’s “Palinode” (on page 270) [sic],  but I want to pair it with another poem later, so please read that some time . We’ll get to John Webster‘s, a couple of little lyrics, because they’re really beautiful (that’s on page 272) , But I want to go straight to (Robert) Herrick, to.. in order to “strike the second heat/ Upon Read More

Spontaneous Poetics – 39 (Reading List 10) (Shakespeare and Webster)

[The Shepherd (1886) – Edward Frederick Brewtnall ( 1846-1902)] 

AG: I wanted to get on to.. having run through all this (reading list) go back slower, just in case people don’t know a couple of the Shakespeare songs. From “Love’s Labour’s Lost”, there’s one poem, a “Song”, that combines song with absolute precise detail, which is, I think, a model for any kind of poetry, whether free verse or formed, formalistic.. – [Allen begins reading – “When Isciles hang by the wall, And Dicke the Shepheard blows his nail..”] – It’s just “And Dicke the Shepheard blows … Read More