Bibliography on George Herbert


Here is a bibliography on my favorite poet, the 17th century Anglican priest, George Herbert.

Primary sources

  • Helen Wilcox (editor), George Herbert: 100 Poems (Cambridge University Press) or The English Poems of George Herbert (Cambridge University Press)
  • George Herbert, Herbert: Poems (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets Series) or The Complete English Works (Everyman’s Library)


  • John Drury, Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert (University of Chicago Press)
  • Cristina Malcolmson, George Herbert: A Literary Life (Palgrave Macmillan)

Secondary sources

  • Joan Bennett, Five Metaphysical Poets: Donne, Herbert, Vaughan, Crashaw, Marvell (Cambridge University Press)
  • T. S. Eliot, George Herbert (Northcote House Publishers)
  • Christopher Hodgkins, Authority, Church, and Society in George Herbert: A Return to the Middle Way (University of Missouri Press)
  • Christopher Hodgkins (ed.), George Herbert’s Pastoral: New Essays on the Poet and Priest of Bemerton (University of Delaware)
  • A. D. Nuttall, Overheard by God: Fiction and Prayer in Herbert, Milton, Dante and St. John (Methuen)
  • Jim Scott Orrick, A Year With George Herbert: A Guide to Fifty-Two of His Best Loved Poems (Wipf & Stock)
  • John Piper, Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully (Crossway Books)
  • Leland Ryken, The Devotional Poetry of Donne, Herbert, and Milton (Crossway Books)
  • Richard Strier, Love Known: Theology and Experience in George Herbert’s Poetry (University of Chicago Press)
  • Joseph H. Summers, George Herbert: His Religion and Art (Harvard University Press)
  • Gene E. Veith, Reformation Spirituality: The Religion of George Herbert (Wipf & Stock)
  • Helen Vendler, The Poetry of George Herbert (Harvard University Press)
  • Rowan Williams, Anglican Identities (Cowley Publications). See the chapter on George Herbert.

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