W. B. Yeats

Articles focusing on the poetry and poetics of the 1923 Nobel Laureate W. B. Yeats

W. B. Yeats’ “The Fisherman” star
The speaker in Yeats’ “The Fisherman” yearns for a new poetry that will truly represent and speak to ordinary citizens. In this poem, Yeats professes his disdain for hucksters, while dramatizing the splendid ideal that he believes should drive the culture and art.

William Butler Yeats and the Image of God star
Replying upon the Genesis concept of the image of God, the speaker comports with Eastern spirituality to dramatize the full truth of that concept.

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