In our seminar today we met in the library and I gave the class a tour of the material related to Victorian poetry. While we genteelly perspired in the basement compact shelving and the mezzanine level of floor 3, and while we wafted past the cool air-conditioned room of the Special Collections, I wondered what treasures you were all going to find in the periodical poetry challenge I’d dropped on you!

For the next class, please bring along, and be ready to share, your periodical poem and your thoughts on reading poetry in its original context.

Our next class meets in the Special Collections classroom (A003), where we’ll continue our examination of Victorian periodicals and its poetry.