An Addendum to Hodgson Poetry Checklist


Today we bring you an addendum to the Hodgson Poetry Checklist (originally posted here).  This also comes courtesy of our friend, Phillip A. Ellis, who is doing outstanding work already on Hodgson’s poetry.

An Addendum to the Checklist of William

Hope Hodgson’s Poetry

I’ve only just come across another set of appearances of William Hope
Hodgson’s poetry, ones that I had missed earlier. I have owned the book in
question for a while, but had not had the chance to inspect its contents
until this afternoon (my time) whereupon I noted the four following poems.

–Phillip

Cover to the volume of Hodgson poetry edited by Jane Frank.

Cover to the volume of Hodgson poetry edited by Jane Frank.

20: “Farewell”

b. Douglas A. Anderson (ed.), Adrift on the Haunted Sea: The Best Short
Stories of William Hope Hodgson (Cold Spring Harbour : Cold Spring Press,
2005): 241.

23: “Grey Seas Are

Dreaming of My Death”
g. Douglas A. Anderson (ed.), Adrift on the Haunted Sea: The Best Short
Stories of William Hope Hodgson (Cold Spring Harbour : Cold Spring Press,
2005): 25-26.

63: “The Place of Storms”
e. Douglas A. Anderson (ed.), Adrift on the Haunted Sea: The Best Short
Stories of William Hope Hodgson (Cold Spring Harbour : Cold Spring Press,
2005): 117-124.

63: “Thou Living Sea”
e. Douglas A. Anderson (ed.), Adrift on the Haunted Sea: The Best Short
Stories of William Hope Hodgson (Cold Spring Harbour : Cold Spring Press,
2005): 198-199.

(Editor’s Note–Hodgson’s poetry is one of the great, unexamined aspects of Hodgson’s writings.  Part of that was due to the fact that he actually published only a couple of poems during his lifetime (outside of the ones he included in the novels) and no collection of his poetry appeared until after his death when his widow arranged for two slim volumes to be published.

Some of Hodgson’s poetry is, quite simply, just not that good.  But in others, his vision shines through the limitations of the materials.  Very little critical attention has been paid to Hodgson’s poetry and we are indebted to researchers like Phillip A. Ellis who are undertaking this work.  I look forward to sharing more of Mr. Ellis’ expeditions into this dark, unknown world.–Sam Gafford)

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2 responses to “An Addendum to Hodgson Poetry Checklist

  1. Bernardo Hernández

    Dear Mr Gafford: first of all, that you very very much for this great blog. It is very useful for me since I am writing my PhD on Hodgson; it will be the first written study on Hodgson here in Spain.
    Please, let me inform you about a little mistake I have found in this entry. 63: “Thou Living Sea” is really 79: “Thou Living Sea”.
    Once again, thank you for this marvellous work about this incredible writer.
    Yours faithfully,
    Bernardo.

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