- 17 Jan 20
The lecture will compare Yeats' world in 1920 with our world today.
James McCabe will talk about renowned Irish poet William Butler Yeats at the National Library in Dublin on Tuesday, January 28 in honour of the anniversary of Yeats' death.
The contemporary Dublin poet will compare Yeats' world in 1920 with our world in 2020 in what is sure to be an interesting lecture. The work created by Yeats in that pivotal year speaks volumes to a contemporary scene with more rough beasts slouching towards Bethlehem. McCabe explores the interrelationship between Yeats's historical existence and his ever-present relevance.
McCabe collaborated with Dublin singer-songwriter Gavin Friday in 2016 on The Casement Sonata, an ambient poem service as a response to the centenary of the execution of Roger Casement in 1916 for the part he played in Ireland’s Easter Rising.
Yeats' poetry has also been involved in the music world. His poems were set to music on Now and in the Time to Be, a compilation album featuring the likes of the Waterboys, the Cranberries, Van Morrison, Shane MacGowan and more.
The lecture will be held at 7pm and no prior booking is required.