The William Blake Blog

Blake Bites: The Origins of Religion in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
In The Marriage, Blake provides one of the most original accounts of how religions came into existence through poetry.
Blake Bites: The poetic form of Holy Thursday (Innocence)
Blake's unusual use of line lengths in his poem ‘Holy Thursday’ has an important effect on our reading of the poem.
Blake Bites: What is meant by human form in ‘The Divine Image’?
Blake’s poetry in Songs of Innocence often appears to use conventional Christian motifs, but these are much more radical than they first appear.
Blake Bites: Why Does Newton Hold a Compass?
Newton is one of Blake's most iconic images. This video short explores why Newton is depicted so idiosyncratically.
Blake Bites: Who Made the Tyger?
William Blake's The Tyger is among the most popular of his poems and asks an important question: who made the tyger? God or the devil?
Blake Bites: The Ancient of Days
The Ancient of Days is Blake's most iconic image - but who is actually depicted in his colour print?
Review: Naomi Billingsley – The Visionary Art of William Blake
While Blake’s visual art tends to be studied less than his poetry, this book by Naomi Billingsley provides valuable insights into his religious art.
James Rovira – Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety
Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety. James Rovira. Continuum, 2010.
Magnus Ankarsjö – William Blake and Religion
William Blake and Religion: A New Critical View. Magnus Ankarsjö