Theodore Roethke, The Waking

Sophie Devlin on a poem first published in the TLS in 1954
Theodore Roethke
From Sophie Devlin (TLS):
The poet Stanley Kunitz described Theodore Roethke (1908–63) as “the poet of my generation who meant most to me, in his person and in his art”. Roethke’s work was an important influence on later poets, too, including Sylvia Plath, whose “Poem for a Birthday” was rejected by Poetry magazine on the grounds that it was too heavily indebted to him. [Read More]