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Elegy for Jane

Elegy for Jane


by Theodore Roethke

Elegy for Jane Resources


Roethke from Beginning to End

Here's a great biography of Roethke from the folks at the Poetry Foundation.

Roethke, Roethke, and More Roethke

Here's a link to more than 30 of Ted's poems.

Roethke Museum

This is a link to the Roethke Home Museum.


Want Roethke Video? You Got It.

This link connects you to several Roethke videos. Check out the one titled "Theodore Roethke Endowment" for an interesting look at the poet's legacy.

The Anti-Shmoop

We just couldn't help but share this super-professor's discussion of the poem.


Roethke Reads It

Here is the man reading his poem.

Roethke Reads More

Scroll down to find links where you can hear Roethke read "My Papa's Waltz" with commentary by 2006 US Poet Laureate Donald Hall. There is also a link to recordings of Roethke as part of the Essential American Poets series. Check out the 5 min. 52 sec. mark to hear Roethke read "Elegy for Jane."


Roethke Portrait

Ted is looking pretty serious in this one.

Ted in the Classroom

This short article about Roethke the teacher includes a good picture of the poet at his desk in teacher-mode.

Articles and Interviews

Ted's House

Roethke's boyhood home is still standing—tours are available.

Roethke Remembered

This is an interesting remembrance of Roethke from one of his former students.

Roethke in The Seattle Times

This article about Roethke includes a photo of the poet with his wife, Beatrice.


The Waking

Here's a look at the book that contains "Elegy for Jane."

Browsable Collection

Flip through Roethke's collected poems here.

Movies and TV

Roethke on the Big Screen

Here's a short film about Roethke from 1964 called In a Dark Time. At the 12 min. mark he reads "Elegy for Jane."

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