Music Monday: More Yeats to Music

Last Monday we featured Christy Moore singing Yeats’ poem “The Song of Wandering Aengus.” This week we are going in a completely different musical direction: punk legend Shane MacGowan reciting Yeats’ familiar “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death.” For those … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Under Ben Bulben” by W.B. Yeats

In honor of National Poetry Month, MontanaWriter is featuring poems about poets, poetry, and writing poetry.  For April we have featured poems by Wendell Berry, Carl Sandburg, Billy Collins, James Wright, Archibald MacLeish, and a poem by W.H. Auden about W.B. Yeats. … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “In Memory of W.B. Yeats” by W.H. Auden

April is National Poetry Month. In honor of National Poetry Month, MontanaWriter will be featuring poems about poets, poetry, and writing poetry. Today’s poems is one that has been featured once before at MontanaWriter, over a year ago. I feel justified … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Two Songs from a Play” by W.B. Yeats

Regular readers of this space know that MontanaWriter has been featuring poems about crows. “Crow poems” that have previously been featured and “reviewed” here can be found by clicking here. Though birds are featured quite prominently in the poetry of W.B. Yeat, crows … Continue reading

Poetry Recordings

…Reading one’s own poems aloud is letting the cat out of the bag. You may have always suspected bits of a poem to be overweighted, overviolent, or daft, and then, suddenly, with the poet’s tongue around them, your suspicion is … Continue reading