Puget Sound English Department

August 21, 2009

Leigh Hunt

Filed under: Literature,Writing & Rhetoric — O. @ 1:02 am
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The Poetry Foundation has assembled an informative online overview of the life and work of Leigh Hunt, a lesser but nonetheless fascinating British poet, essayist, editor, and novelist from the Romantic (earlier 19th century) period.  Although Hunt may now be best known for a few lyric poems, including “Jenny Kissed Me” and “Abou Ben Adhem,” he was actually a pioneering editor and reviewer. The most notable journal he edited was the Examiner. As the image at left demonstrates, Hunt was also a stylish dresser.

Here is a link to the overview:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=81381

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