Wordsworth has been transformed by literary theory from a poet of nature to a key figure of modernity.
he is more poet than academic because of his gift for language
The failed poet writes short stories, and the failed short story writer writes novels.
The poet is trying to write a poem but he does not know what he is trying to say until he has said it and recognised it.
The cumulative effect of these descent scenes is to establish Spenser as the poet of initiations.
The two are linked by Heinrich Heine, the German poet whose writing spawned them.
The radio play became an art form in its own right and attracted novelists and poets as well as dramatists.
It's an observed phenomenon that some poets go on writing wonderful poems right into a really advanced age.
Novelists, poets and playwrights all see such biographers as parasites.
Few poets write more than a handful of great poems, which is why the same ones keep cropping up.