19 Apr 2024

Two hundred year anniversary of poet Lord Byron's death

From Nights, 10:20 pm on 19 April 2024

British poet Lord Byron died on April 19 1824, aged 36.

He brought forth the eponymous Byronic hero, inspired musicians from Liszt to Leonard Cohen, and despite a roguish reputation, he is still regarded today as one of the great poets.

To reflect on his legacy, associate professor of English from the University of Otago Thomas McLean joins Emile Donovan.