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: Mind-Forg’d Manacles
William Blake's "London" includes one of his most famous lines. This video short explores its meaning.
From the Collection: The Punisher – The Tyger
First of all, a quick confession. Frank Castle is probably
‘Can I see anothers woe,/ And not be in sorrow too’: Sentimentalism of Blake and Dickens
Though Dickens has been accused of being pejoratively “sentimental,” (Kaplan
Blakespotting: My Pretty Rose Tree – Jason Franks and Luke Pickett
"My Pretty Rose Tree" is a short, four page comic
L. A. Woman, A City Yet a Woman: Blake, Jim Morrison, and Prophecy
Morrison, 'An American Poet', and 'English Blake' are popularly espoused
Blakespotting: Outcasts and William Blake’s “The Tyger”
I have just been catching up with a new BBC
Jeff Gillett’s Songs
My attention has just been brought to Jeff Gillett's setting
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In interviews, Blake seems to come readily to Morrison's lips. He demonstrates a basic acquaintance with famous lines from Songs of Innocence and of Experience and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
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Like Blake, I have lived in London all my life and therefore feel a deep affinity to some areas that are part of my own lived history.
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For some commentators, it is this engagement with Blake which leads Maud into her deep obsession, but in truth Maud doesn't really understand Blake at all.