William butler yeast was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He was born on June 13, 1865, in Sandymount, Ireland
He studied at Dublin’s metropolitan school of art while studying there he published his first work. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1923. His father was a lawyer and a well-known painter. His mother Susan Pollexfen was the daughter of a prosperous merchant.
Yeast joined the order of the golden dawn; it was an organization that explored topics related to mysticism and occult. He also wrote many plays.
William died in 1939, in France. He is remembered as one of the leading Western poets of the 20th century.
Some of his important works include
- The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems
- Michael Robarets and The Dancer
- The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics
- In the Seven Woods.
- Responsibilities and Other Poems
- The Tower
- The Winding Stair and Other Poems
- The Wild Swans at Coole