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The Lake Isle of Innisfree

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

by William Butler Yeats

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Yeats the Poet

Poets.org has all kinds of scoop on your new favorite Irishman.

Foundational Poet

If Poets.org doesn't cut the mustard for you, check out the Poetry Foundation's take on the guy.

The Nobel Lecture

Um, guys, Yeats was kind of a big deal. Want proof? He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. Check out Yeats's Nobel Prize lecture in full, including notes.

For the Super Fan

Find some fellows at the Yeats Society, and check out what they do in memory of the great writer.

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The Nobel Prize

Watch Yeats roll in to Stockholm to take home the win in one smart chapeau.

Yeats Reads His Stuff

See the man behind the verse, who wasn't averse to reading said verse.

Audio

Listen up!

Yeats gives a theatrical reading of "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" and more.

Not Just Yeats

Hear Yeats (along with a chunk of other famous poets) read his poems aloud.

Images

Totally Morbid

Yeats's grave, with a seriously eerie epitaph.

Handsome Devil

A portrait of Yeats in his later years, sporting some Harry Potter specs.

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