New Podcast: Percy Bysshe Shelley


[MP3 version; Image: Percy Bysshe Shelley, by Amelia Curran. oil on canvas, 1819. NPG 1234. © National Portrait Gallery, London.]

Poet and literary critic Michael O’Neill explores love, hope, and imagination in the life and work of Percy Bysshe Shelley, creator of some of the world’s greatest lyrical poetry, before the revolutionary Romantic’s tragic early death.

This podcast was recorded at the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2014. The lecture was supported by the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association. Michael O’Neill will be delivering the annual John Keats lecture at the Keats foundation on 28th May 2015.

Michael O’Neill’s own collection of poetry Gangs of Shadow includes pieces inspired by his research on Shelley. You can listen to a podcast of Michael reading his poetry here.

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