Here’s a lovely account by fellow writer Martyn Crucefix of my workshop “Looking Like Keats: Observation and Inspiration for Your Writing” at the Keats House in Hampstead on May 25. Brother John, as we affectionately called him, was looking down on us from this portrait, hanging in the Chester Room, the whole time – and just down the hall, his underlined and annotated copies of Shakespeare and Paradise Lost radiated a palpable charge. What a wonderful group of new friends and fellow writers. What a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful day.
Joseph Severn’s portrait of Keats listening to a nightingale on Hampstead Heath, 1845.