“Goblin Feet” is the title of J.R.R . Tolkien’s first published work. The poem came out in 1915 when he was twenty-three in an anthology produced by Blackwell’s Books. Near the end of his life Tolkien stated that he despised the poem: “I wish the unhappy little thing, representing all that I came (so soon after) to fervently dislike, could be buried for ever.” Look. They spelled the author’s name wrong!
To learn more about “Goblin Feet” as well as the history of the publication of The Lord of the Rings, read my new piece on Legendarium.