Modern Poetry (1936)
Book ID: 65240
Modern Poetry. London: The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1936. First Edition. Pp, 27. Nice bright copy in lightly faded pale green wrappers.
The Eighteenth of the Broadcast National Lectures.
On October 11, 1936, the BBC invited William Butler Yeats to share a meditation on modern poetry. Yeats discusses the tendency of poets from older traditions to criticize the modern school and points to Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) as an echelon of modern poetry at its most powerful.