Nobel Prize winning 20th-century Irish Poet, William Butler Yeats lived between June 13, 1865 and January 1939. He served as an Irish Senator and a significant catalyst behind the Irish Literary Revival.
No Second Troy
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
He wishes for the cloths of Heaven
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
The Stolen Child
When you are old
The Fiddler of Dooney
The Wild Swans At Coole
To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing
William Butler Yeats Biography
Born in Dublin, Ireland on June 13, 1865, Yeats spent the majority of his early life studying poetry and Irish legends. His first collection of verse was published in 1889.
William Butler Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923. However, most literary analysts would agree that some of his best work was produced after the Nobel Prize award, such as The Tower published in 1928 and the collection of poetry in The Winding Stair and Other Poems, published in 1929.