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Post: The Living Poets of 1801

by Matthew Sangster ‘What is a Poet?’, Wordsworth asks in the Preface to the 1802 edition of Lyrical Ballads, the capital falling inevitably into place. His answer has become to a large extent a critical truism, but … Continue reading

Resource: The Poetical Register’s Living Poets of 1801: A Checklist

The list of living poets below is taken from the Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1801, pp. 487–91; the original can be viewed here. The version below is reformatted for the web and annotated … Continue reading

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