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Tuesday Poetry: W.B. Yeats, “Adam’s Curse”

Welcome to Tuesday Poetry. Last night, I got to hear former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky recite W.B. Yeats’ poem “Adam’s Curse” at the Wilbur Theatre, during the Slate Culture Gabfest’s Boston Live Show. An audio recording of Pinsky reciting the … Continue reading

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Poem a Day 2014: Yeats, “Leda and the Swan” (#24)

The events sung and recounted in The Iliad, The Aeneid, and The Oresteia all took place because of one shockingly violent act. That act is the mythological subject of Yeats’ poem: “Leda and the Swan” W. B. Yeats A sudden … Continue reading

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Poem a Day 2014: From Yeats to Auden, Eliot, Brodsky, Walcott, and Heaney (#5)

Stephen Metcalf, Slate critic-at-large, endorsed this article from the LA Review of Books: “Mourning Tongues: How Auden was Modified Through the Guts of the Living,” by Nina Martyris (endorsement here, minute 39:06). While the article is a fascinating look at … Continue reading

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