Gerard Manley Hopkins
About the poet:
Born: July 28, 1844 in Stratford, East of London
Died: June 8, 1889 in Dublin
Hopkins was an English poet and Jesuit priest. In his earlier days he was a painter and then used his drawings to back up his poetry. He struggled with being a priest and a poet as he wanted to give his all to his religion and publishing his poetry would feed his ego and compromise his humility. Consequently he felt like he failed them both.