Geoffrey Hill
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  • Bloom, Harold (ed). Geoffrey Hill (Modern Critical Views) New York: Chelsea House, 1986.
  • Hart, Henry. The Poetry of Geoffrey Hill. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986.
  • Hersant, Patrick. La voix médiane : statut de la parole poétique dans l'oeuvre de Geoffrey Hill. Thesis. Université de Picardie, 1997.
  • Kilgore, Jennifer. Guerre et témoignage dans la poésie de Geoffrey Hill. Thesis. Université de Paris-IV Sorbonne, 1999.
  • Knottenbelt, Elizabeth M. Passionate Intelligence: The Poetry of Geoffrey Hill. Amsterdam, Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 1990.
  • Lloyd, J.F. Geoffrey Hill and British Poetry 1956-1986: An Analysis of Poetic Language and Poetic Voice. Thesis. Oxford, 1991.
  • Milne, W.S. An Introduction to Geoffrey Hill. London: Bellew, 1998.
  • Roberts, Andrew. Geoffrey Hill. Northcote Educational Publishers, 2002.
  • Robinson, Peter (ed). Geoffrey Hill, Essays on his work. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1985.
  • Sherry, Vincent. The Uncommon Tongue: The Poetry and Criticism of Geoffrey Hill. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1987.
  • Tranter, M. History, Identity, and the Search for Roots in the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill. Thesis, University of Leeds, 1997.


  • Geoffrey Hill. Sixtieth Birthday Issue. Agenda, v.30, n.1-2, Spring-Summer 1992.
  • A Tribute to Geoffrey Hill. Agenda, v.34, n.2, Summer 1996.
  • Yale Journal of Criticism (13:1) 2000.
  • Stand #172, Autumn 2002.


  • Ahrens, Rüdiger. "Transzendenz und lyrisches Ich in Ted Hughes' "Gnat Psalm" und Geoffrey Hills Mercian Hymns" ("Transcendence and the lyrical ego in Ted Hughes's "Gnat Psalm" and Geoffrey Hill's Mercian Hymns.") in H. Kunisch, Th. Berchem and Fr. Link, Hg., Literaturwissen schaftliches Jahrbuch, i. A. der Görres-Gesellschaft, neue Folge, 23. Bd. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1982, 265 - 296.
  • Annwn, David. Inhabited Voices: Myth and History in the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill, Seamus Heaney and George Mackay Brown. Somerset: Bran's Head Books, 1984.
  • Attridge, Derek. "Nonmetrical Verse" (analysis of Mercian Hymns) in Attridge, The Rhythms of English Poetry. London: Longman, 1982, 316-323.
  • Bedient, Calvin. "On Geoffrey Hill" in Critical Quarterly, v.23, n.2, Summer 1981, 17-26.
  • Bedient. "The Pastures of the Wilderness: Geoffrey Hill's 'An apology for the Revival of Christian Architecture in England.'" in British Poetry Since 1945, special issue of The Yearbook of English Studies, v.17, 1987, London: The Modern Research Association, 1987, 143-165.
  • Bloom, Harold. "The Survival of Strong Poetry", introduction to Geoffrey Hill, Somewhere is Such a Kingdom. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975, xiii-xxv.
  • Bromwich, David. "Muse of Brimstone", a review of Speech! Speech! In The New York Times, March 11, 2001.
  • Bromwich, David. "Geoffrey Hill and the Conscience of Words" in Bromwich, Skeptical Music, Essays on Modern Poetry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001, 151-162.
  • Brooks, Cleanth, "Tradition and Poetry", a review of Collected Poems in Partisan Review. 4, 1990, 650-656.
  • Brown, Merle E. Double Lyric: Divisiveness and Communal Creativity in Recent English Poetry. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980, 1-72.
  • Brownjohn, Alan. "Ancient and Modern", a review of Mercian Hymns, in New Statesman, 6 August, 1971,183-4.
  • Burnside, John. "Dark-Land", a review of Canaan in Poetry Review, v. 87, n.2, Summer 1997, 51-52.
  • Campbell-Johnston, Rachel. "Laurel for an Epic Vision", a review of The Triumph of Love in The Times, 21 January 1999, 40.
  • Cookson, William. "A Few Notes on Geoffrey Hill" in Agenda, v.9, n.2-3, Spring-Summer 1971, 146-7.
  • Peter Dale, "Some Thoughts on Rhyme in The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy" in Agenda, v.30, n.1-2, Spring-Summer 1992, 32-34.
  • Davie, Donald. "From Drayton to Dryden : Shifting Tates in Seventeenth-century Verse", review of The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse (ed.) Alastair Fowler and of The Enemy's Country by Geoffrey Hill in the TLS, 27 December 1991, 6-7.
  • Dodsworth, Martin. "Geoffrey Hill's New Poetry" review of Mercian Hymns in Stand, v.13, n.1, 1972, 61-3.
  • Dodsworth. "Ted Hughes and Geoffrey Hill : An Antithesis" in The New Pelican Guide to English Literature, ed. Boris Ford. v.8, The Present. London: Penguin, 1983.
  • Donaghue, Denis. "Lover of Lost Causes", a review of Canaan and The Triumph of Love in The New York Review of Books, May 20, 1999, 53-57.
  • Donaldson, Jeffrey. "Must Men Stand By What They Write?" in Partisan Review, v.LVIII, n.3, 1991, 548-554.
  • Ellis, S.J. "'To Speak the Silence That has Arisen' : On Geoffrey Hill's Decade of Reticence." in PN Review 98, 51-54.
  • Edwards, Michael. "Geoffrey Hill's Imitations" in Edwards, Poetry and Possibility. London : MacMillan, 1988, 169-184.
  • Edwards. "Le mot juste" in Scènes avec Arlequins et autres poèmes, Paris: La Différence, 1998, 7-17.
  • Edwards. "Quotidian Epic: Geoffrey Hill's The Triumph of Love" in The Yale Journal of Criticism, vol. 13, n.1 (2000), 167-176.
  • Fordham, Finn. "Mothers' boys brooding on Bubbles: Studies of two poems by Geoffrey Hill and Derek Walcott" Critical Quarterly 44:1 (Spring 2002) 80-96.
  • Frisardi, Andrew. "Of life and culture, from the playful to the satirical" (a review of The Triumph of Love) in The Boston Globe, 27 December 1998, L2 "Books".
  • Gallet, René. "Représenter l'intolérable: For the Unfallen, de Geoffrey Hill", "Le château de Pentecôte", "Geoffrey Hill : esquisse de bibliographie" in Poètes anglais contemporains : G. Hill, P. Larkin, K. Raine, R.S. Thomas, K. White. (ed.) J. Genet and R. Gallet. Caen: Centre de Recherches de Littérature et Linguistique des Pays de Langue Anglaise, 1982, 28-53.
  • Gallet. "Le sacré : le centre et les marges (S. Heaney, C.H. Sisson, G. Hill)" in Etudes Anglaises, v.38, n.2, April-June 1985,180-192.
  • Gallet. "L'exil, le témoignage" in Le Château de Pentecôte et autres poèmes. Paris: Obsidiane, 1988.
  • Gallet. "G. Hill" in Dictionnaire biographique des auteurs. Paris: R. Laffont, 1990.
  • Gallet. "Geoffrey Hill: la poésie, l'ordinateur et le péché originel" in Communio, v.21,n.3, May-June 1996, 117-129.
  • Gallet. "Geoffrey Hill. Collected Poems" (a review) in Etudes Anglaises.
  • Gallet. "Geoffrey Hill: Le triomphe de l'amour et l''excès du mal'" in Po&sie 99 (March 2002) 101-110.
  • Getz, Thomas H. "Geoffrey Hill: History as Poetry; Poetry as Salutation" in Contemporary Poetry : A Journal of Criticism (Bryn Mawr, PA), v.4, n.3, 1982, 4-23.
  • Gronow, Michael. "Geoffrey Hill: Artist-Poet-Man" in Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, n.15, November, 1987, 181-189.
  • Haberer, Adolphe. "The Enemy's Country", a review in Etudes Anglaises, v.46, n.4, 1993, 501-2.
  • Hall, Donald. "Geoffrey Hill's Poems" in Hall, Goatfoot, Milktongue, Twinbird, Interview, Essays, and Notes on Poetry, 1970-76. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1978, 173-77.
  • Hall. "Geoffrey Hill: Naming the Devils" (1980) in Hall, The Weather for Poetry, Essays, Reviews and Notes on Poetry, 1977-81. Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, 1982, 85-96.
  • Hammer, Langdon. "To the Dark Wood" a rewiew of The Triumph of Love. In The New York Times, January 17, 1999.
  • Hatch, James. "Strange Gods" (review of Canaan) in American Book Review, v.18, n.6, Sept-Oct 1997, 13.
  • Hollander, John. "The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy" in The Yale Review, v.74, Autumn 1984, reprinted in Geoffrey Hill (Modern Critical Views), 137-139.
  • Hooker, Jeremy. The Presence of the Past: Essays on Modern British and American Poetry. Bridgend : Poetry Wales Press, 1987, ch. 1, "The Presence of the Past" on Jones, Bunting and Hill," 9-32.
  • Horner, Avril. "Hill's Asmodeus" in The Explicator, v.46, n.1, Autumn 1987, 50-53.
  • Horner. ""'Linnaean Pentecosts': Geoffrey Hill's "An Apology for the Revival of Christian Architecture in England" in Journal of Literature and Theology, v.4, n.1, mars 1990, 84-103.
  • Horner. "The 'Intelligence at Bay': Ezra Pound and Geoffrey Hill" in Paideuma, v.22, n.1-2, Spring-Summer 1993, 243-254.
  • Huk, Romana. "Poetry of the Committed Individual: Jon Silkin, Tony Harrison, Geoffrey Hill, and the Poets of Postwar Leeds" in Contemporary British Poetry, Essays in Theory and Criticism. (ed.) James Acheson and Romana Huk. New York : State University of New York Press, 1996, 175-219.
  • Karp, Marcia. "Geoffrey Hill and Milton" letter published in the TLS, 7 March 1997, 17.
  • Kilgore, Jennifer. "Un portrait bergsonien? The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy" in L'Amitié Charles Péguy, Bulletin d'Informations et de Recherches. n.77, Jan-March 1997, 20-34.
  • Kilgore. "Geoffrey Hill. Scènes avec arlequins et autres poèmes, traduit par R. Gallet et présenté par M. Edwards" in L'Amitié Charles Péguy, n.86, April-June 1999, 283-85.
  • Kilgore. "'Fierce tea-making / in time of war': English Heritage and the War in Geoffrey Hill's "Churchill's Funeral" in Héritages: Actes du Colloque. Le Mans: Cahiers du G.R.E.A.M, 2000, 72-103.
  • Kinsella, John. "Life, Death and Romsley" a review of The Triumph of Love in The Observer, Books, 31 Jan 1999, 13.
  • Kirsch, Adam. "A Stick to Beat the Century With" (review of The Triumph of Love) in The Times Literary Supplement, Jan 29, 1999, 7-8.
  • Leddy, Michael. "An Approach to Geoffrey Hill's Mercian Hymns" in Poesis : A Journal of Criticism. (Bryn Mawr College, PA), v.7, n.2, 1986, 32-45.
  • Leray, Josette. "Charles Péguy vu par Geoffrey Hill" in L'Amitié Charles Péguy, Bulletin d'Informations et de Recherches, n.50, Aril-June, 1990, 67-71.
  • Levi, Peter. "Geoffrey Hill : Mercian Hymns" in Agenda, v.9, n.4-v.10,n.1 Autumn 1971-Winter 1972, 99-100.
  • Lindop, Grevel. "Myth and Blood : The Poetry of Geoffrey Hill" in Critical Quarterly, v.26, n.1&2, Spring-Summer, 1984, 147-156.
  • Lloyd, David. "The Public and Private Realms of Geoffrey Hill's Mercian Hymns" in World, Self, Poe: Essays on Contemporary Poetry from the "Jubilation of Poets"( ed.) Leonard M. Trawick, Kent, OH : Kent State University Press, 1990, 28-36.
  • Logan, William. "Author! author!" review of Speech! Speech! in The New Criterion, Dec 2000.
  • Lojkine-Morelec, Monique. "Comment lisent les poètes" in Etudes Britanniques Contemporaines, n.12, December 1997, 1-15.
  • McHenry, Eric. "Poet Geoffrey Hill wins1998 Kahn Award for Canaan" in Boston University Bridge, v.1, n.32, 5 June 1998.
  • McNees, Eleanor J. Eucharistic Poetry. The Search for Presence in the Writings of John Donne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Dylan Thomas, and Geoffrey Hill. Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press; London, Toronto : Associated University Presses, 1992.
  • Mackinnon, Lachlan. "The Matter with England" review of Canaan in the Times Literary Supplement, 17 January 1997, 23.
  • Mackintosh, Paul. "Two Modern Christian Poets" in Contemporary Review, v.261, n.1521, October 1992, 204-212.
  • Martin, Wallace D. "Beyond Modernism : Christopher Middleton and Geoffrey Hill" in Contemporary Literature (University of Wisconsin Press), v.12, n.4, Autumn 1971, 420-436.
  • Matthews, David. "A Distant Fury of Battle : A Composer's response to Geoffrey Hill's 'Funeral Music'' in Agenda, v.30, n.1-2, Spring-Summer 1992, 93-95.
  • Medcalf, Stephen. "Dreaming of France" review of The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy in the Times Literary Supplement, 27 January 1984, 76.
  • Meiners, R.K. "Mourning for Ourselves and for Poetry" in The Centenial Review, v.35, n.3, Autumn 1991.
  • Meyer, Stephen. Review of New and Collected Poems and The Enemy's Country in Partisan Review, v. LXIII, n.1, Winter 1996, 162-167.
  • Milne, W.S. "Theology and Geoffrey Hill" (letter to editor in response to review by Kirsch) Times Literary Supplement, 5 Feb 1999, 17.
  • Milne, W.S. "Geoffrey Hill: Speech! Speech!" a review in Agenda, v.38, n.1-2, Winter 2001,139-143.
  • Norbrook, David. "Shaggy Fellows" a review of Collected Poems in London Review of Books, v.9, n.13, 9 July 1987, 22-23.
  • North, Michael. "The Word as Bond: Money and Performative Language in Hill's Mercian Hymns" in ELH (John Hopkins UP), v.54, n.2, Summer1987, 463-481.
  • Nye, Robert. "Ice-Cold, Astringent Talent", review of Collected Poems in The Times, Thursday 12 December 1985, 12.
  • Pagnoulle, Christine. "Music Alone Survives? Collapsing Faith in Some Sonnets by G.M. Hopkins and Geoffrey Hill." in Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens : Revue du Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Victoriennes et Edouardiennes de l'Université Paul Valéry. n. 42, November 1995, 91-107.
  • Reid, Christopher. "The Shot that Killed Jean Jaurès", review of The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy dans Sunday Times, 12 juin 1983, 45.
  • Richman, Robert. "'The Battle it was Born to Lose': the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill" in The New Criterion (New Haven, CN), April 1984, 22-34.
  • Ricks, Christopher. The Force of Poetry. (1984). Oxford: Clarendon, 1995, 285-368.
  • Roberts, Neil. "Utterance and Resistance: Geoffrey Hill" in Narrative and Voice in Postwar Poetry. London: Longman, 1999, 72-89.
  • Robinson, Alan. "History to the Defeated: Geoffrey Hill's The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy" in Instabilities in Contemporary British Poetry. London: MacMillan, 1988, 62-81.
  • Robinson, Peter. In the Circumstances : About Poems and Poets. Oxford: Clarendon, 1992, 105-141.
  • Roeffaers, Hugo. Engels Kwintet: Essays over Ted Hughes, Geoffrey Hill, Seamus Heaney, Craig Raine, and Robert Graves.
  • Silkin, Jon. "The Poetry of Geoffrey Hill" in British Poetry Since 1960: A Critical Survey, (eds.) Michael Schmidt and Grevel Lindop. Oxford: Carcanet Press, 1972, 143-64.
  • Silkin. "War and the Pity" in Geoffrey Hill, Essays on his Work, (ed.) Peter Robinson, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1985, 114-128.
  • Sonjae, An. "From Cardiff to Canaan: R.S. Thomas and Geoffrey Hill" in Hyondai Yongmisi Yongu (Studies in Modern British and American Poetry) 2 (1997) 5-29.
  • Toolan, Michael. "Approaching Hill's 'Of Commerce and Society' through lexis" in Twentieth-Century Poetry: From Text to Context, (ed.) Peter Verdonk, London: Routledge, 1993, 32-45.
  • Tranter, Mark. "'Tempestuous Fantasies' of the Exemplary Figure: Geoffrey Hill's 'Scenes with Harlequins'" in English v.46, n.184, Spring 1997, 39-59.
  • Wainwright, Jeffrey. "Geoffrey Hill's 'Lachrimae' in Agenda v. 13, n.3, Autumn 1975, 31-38.
  • Wainwright. "The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy" in Geoffrey Hill, Essays on His Work, 1985, 100-113.
  • Wainwright. "'History as Poetry' Geoffrey Hill: 'Churchill's Funeral' and 'De Jure Belli Ac Pacis'" in Agenda v.34, n.2, Summer 1996, 49-65.
  • Waithe, Marcus. "'The spouting head / spiked as prophetic/ is ancient news'": Pessimism and the prophetic voice in 'Churchill's Funeral'". Unpublished. (Université de Liège, 1997), 11 pages.
  • Walker, P.K. "'The Triumph of Love': Geoffrey Hill's Contexture of Grace" in Sewanee Theological Review 44:3 (Pentacost 2001), 275-298.
  • Weatherhead, A.K. "Geoffrey Hill" in The Iowa Review, v.8, n.4, Autumn 1977, 104-116.
  • Wilson, Nelly. "Compte Rendu, Geoffrey Hill : The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy" in L'Amitié Charles Péguy. Bulletin de Recherches. v.7, n.26, April-June 1984, 125-6.




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