In a year that has also featured revisions of previous Hopkinsian scholarship, two new books and a number of diversified new journal articles offer varied critical opinions. Even though one can occasionally encounter in these writings some neglect of details or some imperfect logic, all of the new material reveals much quality labor. Assembled by Hopkins Quarterly editors Joaquin Kuhn and Joseph Feeney, S.J., the attractive new book Hopkins Variations: Standing Round a Waterfall (St. Joseph's and Fordham University Presses, 2002) collects reader responses, to Hopkins' writings and to his documented life, from many noted Hopkins scholars. The volume also includes perspectives on Hopkins from an artist who sketched him in woodcuts (Robert McGovern); from three other poets whom he influenced (Seamus Heaney, Desmond Egan, and Bruno Gaurier); from a composer who set his words to music (Ned Rorem); from actors who have performed his life-events and/or his creative texts (Richard Austin, Peter Gale, Nick Weber); and from two professional theologians (Francis McAloon, S.J., and John McDade, S.J.).