Advertising poetry, the working-class poet, and the Victorian newspaper press

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This article investigates the neglected topic of advertising poetry, focusing on its substantial presence in the provincial press. It argues that advertising poetry and newspaper verse, both usually produced by working-class authors, have a complicated relationship in the Victorian period, and that this relationship highlights questions about working-class consumerism and about poetry itself as a marketable commodity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-118
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Victorian Culture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2018


  • poetry
  • british newspapers
  • advertising poetry

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