22 October 2021

WayPoint - Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market”

 A reading of “Goblin Market” along with some thinking on Chopin and the forthcoming episode on “Fowls in the Frith.” Does Rossetti’s poem offer a way in to Chopin’s question of ‘freedom from’ men? What can we say of her assertion that this tale “does not mean anything profound”?


 Complete Resources:    https://waywordsstudio.com/podcasts/waywords_podcast/waypoint-goblin-market/

Print Copy of Poem


  1. Introduction: Rossetti’s meaning
  2. Reading
  3. Outro

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Original music by Randon Myles (https://randonmyles.com/)

Episode image: Arthur Rakham’s “Goblin Market,” 1933


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Chisnell, Steve. “WayPoint: Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market.’” Waywords Studio, 22 Oct. 2021,  https://waywordsstudio.com/podcasts/waywords_podcast/waypoint-goblin-market/


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