Poet to be remembered

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Indy Lifestyle Online
Author and poet Seamus Heaney is to be guest of honour at Newham council's ceremony to commemorate local poet Gerald Manley Hopkins, who was born in Stratford 150 years ago.

A plaque will be unveiled close to his birthplace next week and Heaney will give a public reading of Hopkins' work.

Hopkins lived in Stratford until about 1851. He became a Jesuit priest and academic. His most important work, The Wreck of the Deutschland, was inspired by the loss of a steamship off the mouth of the Thames in 1875.