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CR Episode 62: Winter with Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1868

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1868

Download Link: Released 2021.01.04

As the new year dawns, the panel revisits the work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the quintessential Fireside Poet, to reexamine some favourites (Excelsior, The Day Is Done) and some poems which are new to the podcast (Psalm of Life, Paul Revere’s Ride).

 
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Posted by on 4 January 2021 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 27: Longfellow’s Excelsior

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1868

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1868

Download Link: Released 2019.12.30

The panel reads and surveys three poems by Longfellow: ‘The Cross of Snow’, ‘The Day Is Done’, and ‘Excelsior’, and makes a case for Longfellow’s narrative and emotive expression, in contrast to modern critical demands for abstraction and complexity.

 
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Posted by on 30 December 2019 in Podcasts

 

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