T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) remains one of the world’s most influential and popular poets, even though his work has the reputation of being difficult to read. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Eliot moved to the UK in 1914, and in 1927 took British citizenship. He dismissed his most famous poem, The Wasteland, as ‘the relief of a personal and wholly insignificant grouse against life.’
In this Lunchtime Classic, poet and editor Ian Seed will talk about T.S. Eliot’s work and read selections from his poetry.