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Sunday Slam: Poetry Death Match – Blake Vs. Wordsworth




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?

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

One comment on “Sunday Slam: Poetry Death Match – Blake Vs. Wordsworth

  1. Pingback: YSP On-Site: London Poetry Slam w/TedO | The Yonge Street Portage

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