‘What is Poetry’ – thoughts by Byron (and Keats)’
5th March 2020
6.30-8.00pm, at Keats House, London
Public Lecture, at Keats House.
Tickets much be purchased in advance.
In this public lecture, Sir Drummond Bone considers Byron’s fragment ‘Harmodia’ and John Keat’s unfinished ‘Fall of Hyperion’, exploring Byron’s thoughts on what makes poetry and what makes the poet.
‘Fall of Hyperion’ has quite a lot on Keats’ view of what makes poetry important. It sets up an interesting contrast with Byron’s worries over what poetry can and cannot do in the fragment ‘Harmodia’, and leads us on to further Byronic thoughts on the possibilities and limitations of poetry in his journals, letters, and the later poetry itself.
10 Keats Grove
Drinks at 6.30
There will be a dinner for those who wish to join, details will be confirmed closer to the time.
Advance tickets need to be purchased
Image: ‘Lord Byron and Walter Scott at No. 50 Albemarle Street, 1815’, by Louis Werner, painted 1850, watercolour on paper, John Murray Collection