Geoffrey Hill
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No bibliographic monograph yet exists for Geoffrey Hill. Previous bibliographies are by P. Horne from 1951 to 1984 in Geoffrey Hill: Essays on his Work, (237-251). This was continued in "A checklist of publications", (Agenda, v.30, n.1-2, Summer 1992, 159).


  • For the Unfallen: Poems 1952-1958. London: André Deutsch, 1959. Chester Springs, PA: Dufour, 1960.
  • Preghiere. Northern House Pamphlet Poets. Leeds: 1964.
  • King Log. London: André Deutsch, 1968. Chester Springs, PA: Dufour, 1968.
  • Mercian Hymns. London: André Deutsch, 1971.
  • Somewhere is Such a Kingdom: Poems 1952-1971. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975.
  • Tenebrae. London: André Deutsch, 1978. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979.
  • The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy. London: Agenda / André Deutsch, 1983.
  • Collected Poems. London: Penguin, 1985. Reissued 1990.
  • New & Collected Poems, 1952-1992. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994. Reissued 2000.
  • Canaan. London: Penguin, 1996. Boston: Mariner / Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
  • The Triumph of Love, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. The Triumph of Love, A Poem, London: Penguin, 1999. Boston: Mariner / Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
  • Speech! Speech! Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 2000. London: Penguin, 2001.
  • The Orchards of Syon. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 2002.


  • "To William Dunbar" and "For Isaac Rosenberg" in Fantasy Poets, n.11, 1952.
  • "The Revelation" in The London Magazine, v.1, n.10, 1954, 72.
  • "Enemy of the People", "Pennies for Charon" in Paris Review, n.8, Spring 1955, 72-3.
  • "Men are a Mockery of Angels" in Of Books and Humankind. Essays and Poems presented to Bonamy Dobrée. (ed.) John Butt. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1964, 181.
  • Penguin Modern Poets 8: Edwin Brock, Geoffrey Hill, Stevie Smith. London: Penguin, 1966, pp. 53-82.
  • "Eight Poems" in Agenda, v.13, n.3, Autumn 1975, 21-22. "Terribilis Est Locus Iste", "Songs from 'The Pentecost Castle'", "The Devotions of His Sacred Majesty in His Solitude and Sufferings, Rendered in Verse, And Set to Music for Voice and an Organ or Theorbo".
  • "Carnival" in Agenda v.30, n.1-2, Spring-Summer 1992, 8.
  • "Cycle" in Times Literary Supplement. 25 décembre 1992, 4.


    A. Books
    • The Lords of Limit: Essays on Literature and Ideas. London: André Deutsch, 1984.
    • The Enemy's Country: Words, Contexture, and other Circumstances of Language. Oxford: Clarendon, 1991. Stanford University Press, 1995.

    B. Articles in chronological order
    • "Letter from Oxford" in The London Magazine, v.1, n.4, 1954, 71-75.
    • "Isaac Rosenberg Exhibition, at Leeds University" in New Statesman, 6 june 1959, 795.
    • "'I in Another Place.' Homage to Keith Douglas" (review of Selected Poems by Douglas) in Stand, v.6, n.4, 1963, 6-13.
    • "Robert Lowell : 'Contrasts and Repetitions'" in Essays in Criticism, v.13, n.2, April 1963, 188-197. Republished in Critics on Robert Lowell, Readings in Literary Criticism, (ed.) Jonathan Price. Coral Gables: University of Miami Press, 1972, 80-88.
    • "The Dream of Reason" (concerning William Empson) in Essays in Criticism, v.14, n.1, January 1964, 91-101.
    • "Common Weal, Common Woe" (A review of the Oxford English Dictionary) in the Times Literary Supplement, 21-29 April, 1989, 411-413.
    • "Reflections on Vaughan's 'The Night'" in English, v. 38, n.161, Summer 1989, 97-113.
    • "Of Diligence and Jeopardy" (a review of Tyndale's New Testament, (ed.) David Daniell, Yale University Press and of The Revised English Bible with the Apocrypha, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press) in the Times Literary Supplement, 17-23 November 1989, 1273-76.
    • "Style and Faith: 'If it were not for sin, we should converse together as angels do'" (a review of Isabel Rivers, Reason, Grace and Sentiment: A Study of the Language of Religion and Ethics in England 1660-1780, Whichcote to Wesley) in the Times Literary Supplement, 27 December, 1991, 3-6.
    • "Keeping to the Middle Way : The 'accurate musicke' in Burton's anatomizing of worldly corruptions", (a review of Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, v. 3, Of Religious Melancholy and Love Melancholy, (ed.) Thomas C. Faulkner, Nicolas K. Kiessling and Rhonda L. Blair., Oxford: Clarendon Press) in the TLS, 23 December, 1994, 3-6.
    • "Dividing Legacies" in Agenda, v.34, n.2, Summer1996, 9-28.
    • "The Eloquence of Sober Truth. Clarendon and the Opposition to Hobbes's 'monstrous Soveraign'", (a review of Early Responses to Hobbes) in the TLS, 11 June 1999, n.5019, 7-12.
    • "Tacit Pledges" in A.E. Housman, A Reassessment. Ed. Alan W. Holden and J. Roy Birch. London: Palgrave, 1999.


  • Henrik Ibsen, Brand : A Version for the Stage. London : Heinemann, 1978. University of Minnesota Press, 1981. London : Penguin, 1996.


  • Haffenden, John. Viewpoints, Poets in Conversation. London: Faber and Faber, 1981, 76-99.
  • Morrison, Blake. "Under Judgment" in New Statesman, 8 February,1980, 212.
  • Phillips, Carl. "Geoffrey Hill, The Art of Poetry LXXX" in The Paris Review n.154, Spring 2000, 270-299.
  • Sexton, David. "Interview : David Sexton talks to Geoffrey Hill" in Literary Review, February 1986, 28.


  • Poetry and Voice of Geoffrey Hill. SWC 1597. Harper Audio, 1978.


  • Holloway, Robin. The Lover's Well. Song for low voice and piano, opus 49. Words from the poem "The Pentecost Castle". Score (25 leaves), London?: Boosey & Hawkes, 1984.
  • Matthews, David. "Chaconne" based on "Funeral Music", for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, 1986.




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