James Longenbach on W.B. Yeats’ poem “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen”
James Longenbach, University of Rochester
Fri, 1/28 · 4:30 pm—6:00 pm · Zoom
Lewis Center for the Arts; the Fund for Irish Studies
Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies Series continues virtually with a lecture by poet and literary critic James Longenbach, author of Forever and The Lyric Now, on W.B. Yeats’ poem “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen” on the January 28 anniversary of Yeats’ death. Longenbach will discuss how the poem assumed the shape it does, and, more importantly, the influence of that shape on subsequent long poems written throughout the 20th century and beyond.
Part of the 2021-22 Fund for Irish Studies lecture series.