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Lecture: "Yeats Now: Echoing into Life"

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early, the St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program is pleased to announce a presentation on William Butler Yeats by Joseph Hassett, renowned Yeats scholar and auth

Date: March 10, 2021 - March 10, 2021
Time: 4:20 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
Location: Zoom (password: St.Patrick)

Presented by the St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program

W. B. Yeats often has just the right words for important occasions. Joseph Hassett will discuss memorable lines from Yeats's poetry that help us articulate our thoughts about significant moments in our own lives. Inviting Yeats into our lives line by line turns out to be an easy point of entry into the work of this astonishingly vital poet.

The presentation will include a video of acclaimed actor Lisa Dwan reciting three of the poems to be discussed.  Audience questions are welcome.

Joseph Hassett is a Washington trial lawyer and author. His newest book, Yeats Now: Echoing into Life can be ordered now from Book Depository. Distinguished critic and Notre Dame Professor Declan Kiberd called it “one of the most beautiful and enjoyable books on Yeats” in his review in the Dublin Review of Books.

Hassett's books include W. B. Yeats and the Muses (Oxford University Press, 2010) and The Ulysses Trials: Beauty and Truth Meet the Law (Lilliput 2016). He attended Canisius College, Harvard Law School, and University College Dublin (PhD).

The talk will take place via Zoom (ID: 94511620945, Passcode: St.Patrick (no spaces))

For further information, please contact Fionnuala Regan at