Monday, February 23, 2015

On This Day In...1821

Romantic poet and urn enthusiast John Keats died from tuberculosis on this day in 1821 at the age of 25.  Keats had just begun to be published only four years prior and left behind a relatively small body of work for a major poet.  Before his death, Keats requested that his name not be on his tombstone, but rather the inscription "Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water."

Key Library Checkouts:

Bright Star (Book and movie) - Top hats abound in this 2009 biopic focusing on Keats's relationship with Fanny Brawne in the final years of his life.

Complete Poems - Ode to awesomeness, Keats's complete political works collected and arranged in chronological order.

Posted by Grahm Underwood, Library Clerk