Passwords: Molly Peacock on John Donne and George Herbert

Poet Molly Peacock explores the metaphysical tradition of the 17th century with a lively and personal examination of how English mystics John Donne and George Herbert blended the sacred and the profane.

Passwords: James Shapiro on William Shakespeare

Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro, author of Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?, discusses the bard’s poems, with a special focus on the late sonnets.

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