A photo of a lake on a cloudy day. In the centre of the lake is a small island covered in green trees. The title is across the top in large, thin, red capital letters. Around the edges of the cover are grey silhouettes of branches.

Arise and Go

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I will arise and go now, for always night and day

I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;

While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,

I hear it in the deep heart's core.

From 'The Lake Isle of Inishfree' by W. B. Yeats

The influence of place runs like a river through the work of W. B. Yeats. From his first home in Sandymount to his final resting place in the shadow of Ben Bulben in his beloved Sligo, we can trace the arc of Yeats's  awakening as man and poet.

Follow him through the streets of Dublin and London and the rugged landscapes of the West of Ireland, and meet the family, friends, lovers and cultural icons who helped to embroider the cloth of Yeats's poetic gift.

A preview of the book is available to view on the O'Brien Press website here.


Author: Kevin Connolly

Format: Hardback

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9781788490924

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