Hope’s Book Explores Important Poets

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Warren Hope, an adjunct professor for the School of Arts and Sciences, recently published A Movement of Minds, a collection of biographical sketches of important poets. The book was published by Greenwich Exchange Publishing.

Hope has published a range of works, including two collections of poems, a biography about Norman Cameron, the British poet and translator, and analysis of works by poets Robert Frost, Seamus Heaney, and Philip Larkin. He has also co-authored The Shakespeare Controversy: An Analysis of the Authorship Theories.

“A Movement of Minds is subtitled Nine American Poets of the Late Nineteenth Century. I selected the nine poets, some well known, some all but unknown, most of them more or less neglected now, and wrote an introduction arguing that they deserve to be read and remembered,” Hope said. “I also wrote biographical sketches of all nine poets. The poets included were all born between 1863 and 1885 and so represent a generation that came of age after the Civil War. The nine poets are Ernest Lacy, Edwin Arington Robinson, Trumbull Stickney, Stephen Crane, Adelaide Crapsey, Sara Teasdale, Vachel Lindsay, Donald Evans, and Elinor Wylie.”

Hope, who has taught The History of the English Language, Shakespeare, World Literature I and II, and the Core Seminar for Seniors, has spent time at the University of the Sciences, Temple University, and Rosemont College.

“Some of my favorite memories at Holy Family involve students that have gone on to do things after graduation” Hope said. “A student in a Shakespeare class discovered the history plays for the first time, became enthusiastic about them, and maintained that interest after graduation. One former student traveled to New Zealand and has landed some jobs in theater. Another student did a marvelous term paper on the publishing of Chaucer's work and went on to attend graduate school. Writing letters of recommendations for these kinds of students means much to me. Student achievements stay with me and give me pleasure. In general, what I like most about the atmosphere here is that people—students, faculty, and staff—are very pleasant.”