Yeats's Mother Tongue
20 May 2013, 18:00 - 19:30
- The Irish Embassy, 17 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HR
Yeats’s life in Bedford Park, Bloomsbury, Ashdown Forest, Oxford, Sussex and Kent and his work for the BBC and on The Oxford Book of Modern Verse, are illustrated with readings from selected poems by Edna O’Brien, Fiona Sampson and Grey Gowrie. Professor Roy Foster FBA and Professor Warwick Gould reflected upon Yeats’s engagement with English poetic traditions and his influence on the next generation of modern poets.
This event was held as part of the British Academy's 2013 Literature Week