Swinburne's _Poems and Ballads_ at 150
a conference to be held at St John's College, Cambridge (UK) on the 29-30 July 2016
Call for Papers:
William Michael Rossetti writes: 'If Shelley is "the poet for poets", Swinburne might not unaptly be termed 'the poet for poetic students':
'His writings exercise a great fascination over qualified readers, and excite a very real enthusiasm for them: but these readers are not of that wide, popular, indiscriminate class who come to be moved by the subject matter, the affectingly told story. Mr. Swinburne's readers are of another and a more restricted order... [who prize] the beauty of execution'.