McKenzie, Tim

About the author: A New Zealander by birth, Tim McKenzie took his first degrees at Victoria University of Wellington. His PhD, in English Literature and Literature & Theology, is from the University of Glasgow. He presently teaches Humanities at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

Vocation in the Poetry of the Priest-Poets George Herbert, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and R. S. Thomas
2003 0-7734-6570-7
This book examines the poetry of George Herbert, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and R. S. Thomas in light of their shared experience as poets who were also priests. While having twin vocations is a constant that unites them, the poets’ vocational experiences differ markedly in line with the variable periods in which they wrote. Thus each comes up with quite different answers to the question of whether the Voice of the Muse is the same as the Voice of God.