Elegy for Jane
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Here's a great biography of Roethke from the folks at the Poetry Foundation.
Here's a link to more than 30 of Ted's poems.
This is a link to the Roethke Home Museum.
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.
We just couldn't help but share this super-professor's discussion of the poem.
Here is the man reading his poem.
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."
Ted is looking pretty serious in this one.
This short article about Roethke the teacher includes a good picture of the poet at his desk in teacher-mode.
Articles and Interviews
Roethke's boyhood home is still standing—tours are available.
This is an interesting remembrance of Roethke from one of his former students.
This article about Roethke includes a photo of the poet with his wife, Beatrice.
Here's a look at the book that contains "Elegy for Jane."
Flip through Roethke's collected poems here.
Movies and TV
Here's a short film about Roethke from 1964 called In a Dark Time. At the 12 min. mark he reads "Elegy for Jane."