Today’s new poets are the Irishman W B Yeats and the German language Romanian poet Paul Celan. The poem by Yeats is his prophetic work of 1919, The Second Coming, with a link to a YouTube reading by the late Ted Hughes. From Celan’s poet page there is a link to his own recording of his great Holocaust poem, Todesfüge, with an English translation.

The latest in Pantheon Poets’ sequence of ancient and modern poems about swans is W B Yeats’s “The Wild Swans at Coole”. Hear it read by Harry McFarland here and see the illustrated blog post here.