This sonnet reading is by Richard Austin, the premier performer of Hopkins for this generation. His readings are
marked by the fact that Richard Austin grew up in the same part of England as Hopkins did, so the intonation and
accent are as close to Hopkins’s as we can provide today. Those who would like his rendering of 27 Hopkins poems can
purchase his CD Back to Beauty’s Giver by ordering from his website at www.goldenecho.ca.
“Hurrahing in Harvest”
Performed by Richard Austin, Back to Beauty’s