The Poetry of William Butler Yeats

My February 2023 special coverage of Irish literature on my Substack newsletter, the Traveller’s Literary Supplicant (TLS) continued with a retrospective piece on the personal influence that the poetry of W.B. Yeats has had on me, my personal wiring style and understanding of poetry and Ireland as well.

The newsletter article, entitled “The Poetry of William Butler Yeats: an Essential Influence,” is here.

In the essay, I cover additionally four specific poems by Yeats written at various periods in his career. I have selected these as being representative as well as offering unique and different poetic styles, and have taken them from a longer ‘short list’ of his full canon, a link to which is provided.