“Pied Beauty” and “Those Winter Sundays”

On this Father’s Day, we will look at two poets, Gerald Manley Hopkins and Robert Hayden. Hopkins was raised in a white, Anglican, Victorian, artistic family. He became somewhat estranged from his family after he became a Jesuit priest. Robert Hadyen was born in Detroit and spent much of his life in Ann Arbor. He grew up in a “household fraught with chronic anger.” Both men had some good things to say in praise of fathers.