YEATS IN LONDON: A SELFS TALK

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A TALK BY NIALL McDEVITT IN CELEBRATION OF YEATS’ 150th ANNIVERSARY

13 May at 20:00
The Old King’s Head
The Kings Yard, 45 Borough High Street, SE1 1NA London, United Kingdom

W.B. Yeats was one of the nineteenth and twentieth century’s key poets. Though ‘National Poet of Ireland’, whose stock image is that of Dublin theatre-manager/cultural nationalist and Sligo poet/folklorist, Yeats spent long periods of childhood, youth, middle age and old age in London.

Irish poet Niall McDevitt argues that London was Yeats’s ‘third eye’,  where he practised the magical study that was so important for his poetry and where he kept in touch with new developments in literature and the arts.

Yeats Pre-Raphaelite, Yeats Symbolist, Yeats Decadent, Yeats Modernist – as well as the misunderstood and mocked Yeats Magus  – are explained by McDevitt, paying close detail to the London co-ordinates, and especially the legendary ‘Battle of Blythe Road’ in 1900.

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Talk starts at 8pm

£3/1.50 concession

To be sure of a place you can email nigelofbermondsey@gmail.com

Photo of Niall McDevitt talking about the Battle of Blythe Road at 36 Blythe Road:
Max Reeves

Niall McDevitt is the author of two critically acclaimed collections of poetry b/w (Waterloo Press 2010) and Porterloo (International Times 2013) and has been hailed as ‘the Paddy Conscience of the Crunch and Jihad’.

http://yeats2015.com

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About Niall McDevitt

Niall McDevitt > poet > author of b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010) and Porterloo (International Times, 2012) > urban explorer > radical pedestrian who leads Shakespeare/Blake/Rimbaud /Yeats walks, among others.
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