July 15, 2021
On 15th July 1821, a 19-year-old woman named Maria Cotterell died in Naples of consumption. History may well have forgotten her, if she hadn't happen to sail to Italy from England on a ship called the Maria Crowther. Her fellow passengers included a middle-aged woman, Mrs Pidgeon, a 26-year-old painter, Joseph Severn, and a 24-year-old poet named John Keats.
We tell Maria's story in this episode of The Keats-Shelley Podcast - including new discoveries about her death, her brief encounter with Keats and her treatment by posterity.
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July 9, 2021
We talk to Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger about his life and career - and more specifically, his love of John Keats. Read the rest of this entry »
July 5, 2021
In this first of two episodes recorded in 2019, we talk to Simon Barnes, the award-winning sportswriter, revered birder and Chair of 2020 and 2021's Keats-Shelley Prizes. Read the rest of this entry »
March 11, 2021
How did John Keats influence Christina Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelites? In this episode of our Writ in Water series inspired by John Keats’ epitaph – ‘Here lies one whose name was writ in water’ – we talk to Dr Dinah Roe about Christina Rossetti, her sonnet 'On Keats' - and more widely about how Keats influenced both her and the Pre-Raphaelite artists.
March 2, 2021
In this mini Keats-Shelley Prize Podcast, Dr Dinah Roe reads and discusses two poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti that quote John Keats' epitaph 'Here lies one whose name was writ in water'. The first was also a sonnet ('John Keats'); the second a fragment included in a letter to the other Rossetti brother, William Michael. Read the rest of this entry »