While it is unclear if these poets actually knew each other, it is very clear that Blake took issue with the works of Wordsworth. Blake, a much more blunt, and illustrative poet, was not well-known in his time, and it wasn’t until after his death that he received much deserved accolades for both his works of poetry, as well as his etchings. Wordsworth was a hired gun – hired by the church to beautify London, and to make the church look a bit less evil at that time.
In today’s Sunday Slam, we’re asking you to be the judge. Which poet do you prefer, and why?