Poetry

Milton: Poet, Pamphleteer, and Patriot

John Milton (1608-1674), regarded as one of the greatest English poets, thought by some to rival Shakespeare, was a late…

2 weeks ago

The “King of the Cats”: Paul Muldoon on the Life and Work of W. B. Yeats

Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, William Butler (W. B.) Yeats (1865–1939), is considered to this day as one of the greatest…

1 month ago

James Flannery: W. B. Yeats’ Poetry Is A “Dialogue Of Self And Soul”

  Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, William Butler (W. B.) Yeats (1865–1939), is considered to this day as one of the…

2 months ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About W. B. Yeats

1. William Butler Yeats (W. B. Yeats) was born on June 13, 1865, in Dublin, Ireland. His mother, Susan, who…

3 months ago

The “King of the Cats”: Paul Muldoon on the Life and Work of W. B. Yeats

  Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, William Butler (W. B.) Yeats (1865–1939), is considered to this day as one of the…

6 months ago

Happy Birthday, Sylvia Plath: A Celebration of a Literary Icon

Today marks the ninety-second birthday of Sylvia Plath, the iconic and influential poet and novelist who continues to captivate readers…

7 months ago

Our Secret Discipline: Yeats and Lyric Form

Helen Vendler is one of the most important literary critics in recent decades. This latest offering, Our Secret Discipline: Yeats and…

7 months ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About T. S. Eliot

1. One of America’s most important modernist poets, Thomas Stearns Eliot (T. S. Eliot) (1888–1965) was distantly related to three former…

8 months ago

The Cambridge Introduction to Emily Dickinson

Visitors to Emily Dickinson’s family home in Amherst, Massachusetts—known familiarly as “The Homestead”—can still walk through the same gardens, kitchen,…

9 months ago

The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 2: 1923-1925

Reading the private correspondence of a famous person can be reassuring (“I just knew she was like that in her real…

9 months ago