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EDITOR’S CHOICE

Irish dramatist and poet WB Yeats is amongst The Literary Shed’s favourite poets. One of the leading figures of 20th-century literature, Yeats has influenced many writers, poets, musicians and artists. An Irish nationalist, much of Yeats’ early work focuses on that subject and his love for fellow nationalist Maude Gonne. Yeats was close friends with poet Ezra Pound and Bengali writer and Indian nationalist Rabindranath Tagore, both also favourite writers of TheLS.

 

Hear: Yeats reading some of his poetry

See also: Ezra Pound; Rabindranath Tagore; Seamus Heaney; TS Eliot