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William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats reading selections from his work

  • "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," recorded 1937 (1:06): MP3

  • "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," recorded October 28, 1936 (1:09): MP3

  • "On Modern Poetry," recorded at the BBC, October 11, 1936 (6:24): MP3

  • "The Song of the Old Mother," recorded March 1934 (0:47): MP3

  • On "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," recorded October 4, 1932 (2:02): MP3

  • "The Fiddler of Dooney," recorded October 4, 1932 (1:47): MP3

  • "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," recorded 1932 (1:21): MP3

  • two stanzas from "Coole and Ballylee, 1931" recorded 1937 (1:16): MP3

John Trimmer reading from the work William Butler Yeats, from the Lee Anderson Papers, Washington University Special Collections Department, October 12, 1952

  1. The Wild Swans at Coole (1:49): MP3
  2. Leda and the Swan (1:06): MP3
  3. Sailing to Byzantium (2:09): MP3

complete recording (19:36): MP3 [includes John Trimmer reading from the work of Paul Valery]

PoemTalk Podcast #66, discussing W. B. Yeats's "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," May 6, 2013

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

Naomi Replansky reads poems by other poets at the home of Marcia Eckert and Tom Haller, New York, June 17, 2015

  1. from Vacillation (0:48): MP3
  2. from A Dialogue of the Self and Soul (2:09): MP3

John Richetti reading from the work William Butler Yeats, Wexler Recording Studio at the Kelly Writers House, March 1, 2017

  1. The Song of the Happy Shepard (2:53): MP3
  2. The Indian to His Love (1:06): MP3
  3. The Stolen Child (2:10): MP3
  4. The Rose (1:35): MP3
  5. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (0:54): MP3
  6. When You Are Old (0:48): MP3
  7. Who goes with Fergus? (0:38): MP3
  8. To Ireland in the Coming Times (2:24): MP3
  9. The Song of Wandering Aengus (1:11): MP3
  10. The Secret Rose (2:00): MP3
  11. He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (0:32): MP3
  12. The Folly of Being Comforted (0:58): MP3
  13. Adam's Curse (2:19): MP3
  14. No Second Troy (0:40): MP3
  15. All Things Can Tempt Me (0:42): MP3
  16. September 1913 (1:29): MP3
  17. To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing (0:40): MP3
  18. The Magi (0:41): MP3
  19. A Coat (0:23): MP3
  20. In Memory of Major Robert Gregory (5:18): MP3
  21. The Scholars (0:36): MP3
  22. The Fisherman (1:27): MP3
  23. The Hawk (0:41): MP3
  24. Easter 1916 (3:07): MP3
  25. The Second Coming (1:23): MP3
  26. A Prayer for my Daughter (4:16): MP3
  27. Sailing to Byzantium (1:46): MP3
  28. Leda and the Swan (0:58): MP3
  29. Among School Children (3:44): MP3
  30. A Dialogue of Self and Soul (3:45): MP3
  31. Swift's Epitaph (0:19): MP3
  32. Byzantium (2:05): MP3
  33. Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop (0:48): MP3
  34. Those Dancing Days are Gone (1:00): MP3
  35. Lapis Lazuli (2:53): MP3
  36. An Acre of Grass (0:57): MP3
  37. The Wild Old Wicked Man (2:36): MP3
  38. The Municipal Gallery Revisited (3:15): MP3
  39. Why Should Not Old Men be Mad (0:58): MP3
  40. The Circus Animals' Desertion (2:30): MP3
  41. Politics (0:43): MP3
  42. Under Ben Bulben (4:20): MP3

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