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A Late Aubade

A Late Aubade


by Richard Wilbur

A Late Aubade Resources


Modern American Wilbur

This is a pretty boss resource for commentary on Wilbur's work.

Poetry Foundation

Here's a great bio on Wilbur, plus scads more.


From the Horse's Mouth

(Wilbur's, really.) Hear him read "A Late Aubade."

The Birthday Boy

Here's a celebratory poetry reading for Wilbur's big nine-oh.


Key West=Umbrella Drinks and Poetry Readings

Wilbur reads and discusses several of his poems on KWLS.

Wit and Panache

Listen to Wilbur read his witty poem "The Prisoner of Zenda" and, if you're so inclined, LOL with the rest of the crowd.

Ride the Radio Waves

Wilbur reads his poem, "The Writer" on NPR.



Wilbur was a handsome young gent.

Wilbur's FB Profile Pic

A more recent shot.

Articles and Interviews

That's What He Said

No, seriously—here's a 1999 archive of an interview with Wilbur in The Atlantic.

What's the Scoop?

Wilbur dishes the details of his childhood and early work in this 1977 Paris Review interview.


Phyllis Rose talks a little about "A Late Aubade" and other of her favorite Wilbur poems.

Baby's First Poetry Spread

Hop in this time machine and check the slide show of Wilbur's first poems in Poetry magazine.


Walking to Sleep (Not an Ambien Reference)

Read Walking to Sleep: New Poems and Translations, where "A Late Aubade" appeared.

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