30. Dead Poets Society 6: Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Don Paterson, Dinah Roe, Fiona Sampson & Claire Armitstead

A celebration of the 44 love sonnets published in 1850 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, superstar poet and linguist of this parish, who grew up at Hope End, just outside Ledbury. Don Paterson’s most recent collections are 40 Poems, Zonal and The Arctic. His criticism includes Reading Shakespeare’s Sonnets and The Poem: Lyric, Sign, Metre. Dinah Roe is a leading Pre Raphaelite and C19th Literature scholar at Oxford Brookes. The award-winning biographer Fiona Sampson’s book Two-Way Mirror: The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning was published in 2021 (Washington Post Book of the Year/New York Times Editors’ Choice’ ).  The literary and cultural journalist Claire Armitstead is Associate Editor of The Guardian.

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As EBB is no longer my latest book, could it possibly read instead “is a …” and maybe ‘ Washington Post Book of the Year/New York Times Editors’ Choice’.