Henry Timrod: Poet, War Correspondent and Reluctant Soldier

Presented by Patricia McNeely.

Henry Timrod’s stint as a war correspondent for South Carolina’s Charleston Mercury was brief, but the Civil War and his experiences at the battlefront were the inspiration for poems that created his legacy as an important 19th century Southern poet. His poetry, which is usually included in Southern studies and most anthologies of American poetry, was “borrowed” in August 2006 by Bob Dylan for the lyrics of the best-selling album “Modern Times.” (Presentation lasts 35 to 45 minutes and includes a PowerPoint; a screen or blank wall will be needed.)

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