Bookish Links — April 2017

Since I was trying to keep up the Irish literature theme for last month’s “Bookish Links,” I missed a lot of cool things that went up in March. For instance, March 1 was Robert Lowell’s 100th birthday, so the folks at the Poetry Foundation put together this podcast interviewing former students from Lowell’s poetry classesContinue reading “Bookish Links — April 2017”

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On Yeats’s “Mongan Thinks of His Past Greatness”

While I’m devoting an entire month to Irish literature, I thought I’d talk about one of my favorite Irish poems, W. B. Yeats’s “Mongan Thinks of His Past Greatness.” It’s not a very popular poem, for reasons which will become clear in a minute. Nevertheless, it was one of the first Yeats poems I everContinue reading “On Yeats’s “Mongan Thinks of His Past Greatness””

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