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Memorial for Lewis at Poets’ Corner in 2013

November 23, 2012

It was recently announced that C.S. Lewis will be honored next year with a memorial at Westminster Abbey at their Poets’ Corner. This is no small tribute, as he joins such well respected poets, playwrights and writers who include Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.  (Read on…)

While known to more people as the creator of the land of Narnia, C.S. Lewis was first published as a poet in 1919 (while an atheist) with the release of  Spirits in Bondage. He went on to produce another full book of poetry a few years later, but otherwise never had a collection of his various shorter poems published in book form during his lifetime.

The special service will be held on the 50th anniversary of Lewis’s death, November 22, 2013 at the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster (better known simply as Westminster Abbey) in central London.

While Lewis had a desire to be famous as a poet, he eventually gave up this dream. He ultimately became known professionally for his work at Oxford and Cambridge as a literary critic. As noted, Lewis is recognized more for his popular writings that include The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity, but he also created respected academic works like The Allegory of Love and English Literature in the Sixteenth Century, Excluding Drama (now known as Poetry and Prose in the Sixteenth Century).

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2013 4:47 pm

    Do you know how one (or in this case two) could attend the installation of Lewis in Poets’ Corner? Buy tickets? Win a lottery? Know the Queen?

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