Photo courtesy of the Celtic Twilight by Yeats, 1902. Public domain.
Lost in the Bloomsday celebrations is the fact that there is another literary birthday taking place today, June 13 - as the 142nd birthday of William Butler Yeats is being observed by the W.B. Yeats Society of New York at the National Arts Club, 20 Gramercy Park South:
June 13th, 6 PMWhat Does a Collected Edition Collect?: The New Edtion of Yeats' Essays The Sculpture Court on the lower floor of the National Arts Club. George Bornstein launches the Early Essays volume of the Scriberr Collected Edition, which he co-edits with the late Richard Finneran, also a recipient of our M.L. Rosenthal Golden Apple Award. There will be a brief tribute to Professor Finneran, who died in December 2005, and commemoration of Yeats' 142nd birthday. The Yeatsians, while often overshadowed by the Joyceans, nonetheless put on a good show, and this is their closing one for the 2006-2007 year(disclaimer: the editor holds a membership in the Society).
Culture Editor, WGT