One gets the impression that the Archbishop of Canterbury has been a great reader of GH for many years. Grace and Necessity, Reflections on Art and Love (1995) contains passing allusions to Hill that demonstrate a great breadth and depth of poetic reflection. But there may be a key to Speech! Speech! in this remark about Flannery O'Connor, if transposed to poetry:
"...the pivotal point of a fiction is a moment when the irony is most intense; it is not that the finite rises without interruption to a degree of sublimity but that the actuality of grace is uncovered in the moment of excess — which may be in a deliberately intensified gracelessness..."
June 22, 2008, Rowan Williams is the guest of Michael Berkeley on Private Passions, BBC 3:
Williams dialogues with Hill on July 2, 2008, at the Keble College, Oxford conference "Geoffrey Hill and His Contexts," followed by a rich program:http://www.geoffreyhillconference.com/Geoffrey%20Hill%20and%20His%20Contexts%20-%20PROGRAMME.pdf
Willimas discusses writing on the web:
Bibliography Rowan Williams
2004 Interview of Williams by Mary Ann Sieghart in The Times