Gerard manley hopkins was born in stratford essex now in greater london as the eldest of probably nine children to manley and catherine smith hopkins he was christened at the anglican church of st johns stratford . Selected poems of gerard manley hopkins dover thrift editions gerard manley hopkins bob blaisdell on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers gerard manley hopkins 1844 1889 was a jesuit priest whose poetry combined an awareness of material sensuousness with the asceticism of religious devotion. Gerard manley hopkins was born in stratford essexas the first of nine children to manley and catherine smith hopkins his father founded a marine insurance firm and at one time was the british consul general in hawaii. Gerard manley hopkins 1844 1889 was a jesuit priest whose poetry combined an awareness of material sensuousness with the asceticism of religious devotion his collected poems published posthumously in 1918 exercised a profound influence on modern poetry this volume features all of hopkinss . Gerard manley hopkins was an english poet roman catholic convert and jesuit priest whose 20th century fame established him posthumously among the leading victorian poets his experimental explorations in prosody especially sprung rhythm and his use of imagery established him as a daring innovator in a period of largely traditional verse
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