Kathleen Raine (1908–2003) was a British poet, critic, and scholar with particular attention to the works of William Blake, W. B. Yeats, and Thomas Taylor. She was also known for her interest in Platonism and Neoplatonism, along with other forms of spirituality. She was a founding member of the Temenos Academy, an educational charity in London that aims to offer education in philosophy and the arts in the sacred traditions of East and West.
This is a selection of the poet's work, including all the great lyrics and the more important prophetic books. In her introduction the poet and critic expounds Blake's esoteric theory and shows how it helped to create a poetry which is unlike any other. Introduction by Kathleen Raine
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