This is my fourth and final post in honor of William B. Yeats’s 150-year anniversary. I’m backtracking all the way to my initial encounter with Yeats’s poetry.
Cricket magazine published “The Song of Wandering Aengus” in its September 1974 issue, as a two-page spread with an illustration by Trina Schart Hyman (1939-2004).
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I’m doing some studying up on John Singer Sargent this month, for work-related purposes, and last week I was admiring Sargent’s 1908 drawing of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. The, just a few days ago, I heard this radio story on WNYC (now illustrated on the WNYC website with the same image!). I didn’t realize until now that 2015 is the 150th anniversary of Yeats’s birth. All kinds of events are being held in the poet’s honor, so I think I’ll be writing my own series of short posts about Yeats this month, featuring four of my favorite poems by Yeats and the ways I first learned about them.. Stay tuned…
Image: John Singer Sargent, William B. Yeats, 1908. Private collection.