Newman Studies Journal

Volume 3, Issue 2, Fall 2006

Juan Velez-Giraldo
Pages 78-88

Newman’s Mediterranean “Verses”
Poetry at the Service of Doctrinal Teaching and Religious Renewal

After examining Newman’s youthful ideas about poetry, this article shows how some of the poems Newman wrote during his Mediterranean voyage (1832–1833) provide an interesting window into his feelings and beliefs at the beginning of the Oxford Movement. In so doing, the article attempts to kindle interest in Newman’s largely undervalued talent as a poet