The great Irish poet William Butler Yeats was born on this day in 1865. To mark the date Open Culture brings you a series of recordings he made for BBC radio in the final decade of his life.
Yeats made these recordings for the wireless in 1932, 1934 and the last on 28 October 1937 when he was 72. He died on January 28 1939. The photograph shows him sitting before the microphone in 1937.