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  • Writer's pictureLucy Rand

Keats poetry listen-along - 13th-29th February 2024

Listen along to a selection of poems by John Keats on Audrey, read by a cast of narrators and guided by Carly Stevenson, and discuss it with a community of like-minded listeners in the second half of February 2024.

The schedule is below. We'll all be listening to in our own time (trying to stay somewhat close to the schedule!) and discussing over on the StoryGraph (it's our first time hosting a listen-along there, so fingers crossed it goes smoothly!). Come and join us!

schedule for the listen-along

Illustration by Lotte Budai

"Here lies one whose name was writ in water".

These words are inscribed on John Keats’s gravestone, which stands in the non-Catholic cemetery in Rome. When Keats died of tuberculosis in 1821 at the age of 25, he believed himself a failure. He could not have been more wrong.

Over 200 years later, he is considered one of the most important poets in the English language. This collection will introduce you to some of Keats’s finest work, including the celebrated odes of 1819. In these poems, Keats explores the universal concerns of human existence: the fear of death, the pain and pleasure of love, and the beauty that makes life worth living.

Poems included: When I have fears that I may cease to be, Ode to Psyche, Ode on a Grecian Urn, Ode on Melancholy, Ode to a Nightingale, To Autumn, La Belle Dame sans Merci, The Eve of St Agnes and Bright Star.

illustration of a an angel, with title Keats Selected Poetry

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