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 (krăsh′ô), Richard 1613?-1649.
English metaphysical poet best known for his collection Steps to the Temple (1646).


(Biography) Richard. 1613–49, English religious poet, noted esp for the Steps to the Temple (1646)


(ˈkræʃ ɔ)

Richard, 1613–49, English poet.
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The 'Metaphysical' religious poets--Herbert, Crashaw, and Vaughan.
There'll be the Morrises and the Crashaws, and Dick Osborne, and Septimus, and all that set.
Did I ever tell you the parody of Cowley's elegiac lines on Crashaw that Rossetti once made at my instigation for the opening couplet of an Epicede on Francois Villon, poet, pimp and pickpocket?
Kaufman isolates examples in sermons by reformist preachers William Perkins and William Crashaw.
When adolescent boys are able to demonstrate their masculinity in social settings they may perceive less risk associated with risk behaviours they enact (Bunton, Crashaw & Green, 2004).
because Crashaw does not believe, or see, finally, that there is a distinction" (196, 197).
They are the words of Henry Vaughn, whose metaphysical verse, with that of Crashaw and of course Herbert (from whom the novel's title derives) aims at yoking in single images or tropes the human and divine manifestations of love, agape and eros, the Passion of the Christ and the less elevated passions of mankind, without in any way eliding the discordance between them.
BEST FOOT FORWARD: Coun Alan Farnell, leader of Warwickshire County Council, Louise Wall, Paul Evans of Smith Street Traders Association, Coun Izzi Seccombe and Julie Crashaw
He wrote two major books on New England literary figures, New England Saints and The New England Conscience, a book on Richard Crashaw, and an autobiography titled Becoming What One Is (published posthumously).
Despite the once-vaunted secularism of modernity, poets in our time have renewed the age-old congress between poetry and prayer, extending from the Vedas, the Psalms, and the divine odes in Greek tragedy to Rumi's Masnavi, bhakti poetry, and Christian hymns, to the prayer-poems of Herbert, Donne, Vaughan, and Crashaw, to American prayer-poems by Bradstreet and Wheatley, even Dickinson and Whitman.
Among the exceptions is Symphonia: Sum Fluxae Pretium Spei [1993-96], a work for orchestra inspired by a seventeenth-century Latin poem by Richard Crashaw.
POET Anna Woodford's collection of poetry, Birdhouse was published in November 2010 and promptly won the international Crashaw Prize, which attracted 120 entrants from poets in the UK and Ireland, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.