A short piece in Bluestocking Oxford on Kathleen Raine

The latest edition of Bluestocking looks at Blake's influence on Kathleen Raine.

The August issue of Bluestocking Oxford includes a feature by Kirsten MacQuarrie, "As woman is, so she sees: winding the golden string of Dr Kathleen Raine’s William Blake scholarship":

Unique amongst her academic colleagues in being equipped to approach the ‘pantheon’ of William Blake (1757 – 1827) from the perspective of a fellow poet, Dr Kathleen Raine (1908 – 2003) recognised the importance of not simply reading what her subject wrote but reading what he read.

Kirsten MacQuarrie's writing has been published by New Writing Scotland, Gutter Magazine, the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh Literary Salon, Glasgow Women's Library, Scottish PEN, the Federation of Writers Scotland, Postbox Magazine, Speculative Books, Stand Magazine, Bluestocking Oxford, the Women's History Network, the Young Women's Movement, South Lanarkshire Libraries, DREICH, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, Skirting Around, BlueHouse Journal, Coin-Operated Press, -algia and others.

This feature is available at the Bluestocking Oxford. (Open Access.)