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Published on May 23, 2013
Monday 20 May 2013, 6pm The Irish Embassy, 17 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HR as part of the British Academy's 2013 Literature Week
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, Grey Gowrie and Fiona Sampson. 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.