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In Memory of W.B. Yeats

In Memory of W.B. Yeats


by W.H. Auden

In Memory of W.B. Yeats Resources


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All Things Poetry

The Academy of American Poets runs a pretty tight ship, so when they include info about a poet, you know it's good stuff. Check out their site, which includes bios on Auden and Yeats, a bunch of poems, and even some recordings.

All Your Historical Background, All in One Place:

Here's the BBC's version of Auden's bio, along with extensive links to all things Auden.

Norton Anthology

Check out the Norton Anthology's website for some commentary on "In Memory of W.B. Yeats."


Interview with Auden

Check out this interview with Auden. He briefly discusses "In Memory of W.B. Yeats."


The Poem Out Loud

Listen to Auden read "In Memory of W.B. Yeats."

Another Reading

This reading is quite different than Auden's. This guy sounds awfully depressed.



Want to read a non-poetic tribute to Yeats?  Check out his obituary in the NY Times. How is this obituary different from Auden's poem?

Another Obituary

This one is from the Guardian.


The Poet

Auden looks like a man who did some hard livin'.  You can scope him out here.

The Other Poet

Here's a picture of Yeats.


Collected Works

You could think of this as an Auden master class: it's got all of his major works in their final form. Get a preview on Google Books.

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