- G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown Stories: the Debt to Sherlock Holmes
No fictional detective provides a more obvious contrast to the figure of Sherlock Holmes than G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown. Where Holmes is keen-eyed, sharp-featured and manifestly shrewd, Father Brown is described as having “a face as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling” and “eyes as empty as the North Sea” (Innocence, 9). However, […]
- ‘Play for Mortal Stakes’ Work and Play in the Poetry of Robert Frost
First published in Semicerchio Vol. XLVIII-XLIX, Jan 2013
- Reading William Butler Yeats’s “Coole Park, 1929”
First published in Able Muse N.14, Print Edition, Winter 2012
- The Light of Loss: Thomas Hardy’s “The Last Signal”
First published in Contemporary Poetry Review, 18 Oct. 2012
- “Queer Light”: Hecht, Bishop and Bosch
First published on Per Contra, Issue 23, Apr. 2012
- ‘The Fascination of What’s Difficult’: Narrative Poetry in Strict Forms
Published in The Contemporary Narrative Poem, University of Iowa Press, 2012.
The essay considers the use of such strict forms as rhyme royal, ottava rima, the Spenserian stanza and the Onegin stanza in narrative poetry in English from Auden to the present day.