Blake’s rep was probably not too undeserved; he claimed to have visions, and was a political and philosophical radical. (Not to mention a nudist.) Today, he is celebrated as one of the most important literary figures of the Romantic Age. And this poem, “The Tyger”, is perhaps his best-known. It was published in 1794, one of his “Songs of Experience”.
You’ve been listening to Norman Corwin, a true pioneer of radio. During it’s Golden Age, he wrote, directed and produced well over 100 programs. A member of the Radio Hall of Fame, Corwin died in October 2011 at the age of 101.
Don’t miss one Beat tweet! Follow us on Twitter at “onthesoundbeat”.