Dorothy Wordsworth and Hartley Coleridge: The Poetics of Relationship, 2012

As a book dedicated to validating Dorothy Wordsworth and Hartley Coleridge as independent, valuable writers, The Poetics of Relationship contains many excerpts of Dorothy and Hartley’s works. Healy takes a unique approach, evaluating these writers’ relationships with William Wordsworth (Dorothy’s brother) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Hartley’s father), emphasizing how they influenced their better-known relatives rather than adopting the more common, opposite perspective. We can understand this book as one of several modern projects aimed at pulling Dorothy Wordsworth out of William’s shadow.

Contributed by Benjamin Denton