Posts Tagged ‘Grasshopper and Cricket’

  • The Grasshopper and the Cricket

    September 17th, 2014 | Poetry | journalpulp | 13 Comments

    Did you know that John Keats pronounced his own name with such a thick Cockney accent that his friend Leigh Hunt nicknamed him “Junkets” — “Junkets” evidently being the way “John Keats” sounded coming out of Keats’s own mouth. On December 30th, 1816, Leigh Hunt challenged his twenty-one-year-old friend Junkets to a sonnet-writing contest. The […]

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