Posted on February 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Tuesday marked the 200th anniversary of the death of poet John Keats.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic certainly changed how the literary world marked this occasion, it didn’t stop them.

The Guardian’s preview of festivities (which, yes, we’re sharing after the fact) includes links to Keats-themed videos, such as a tour of the Roman home where he died and a performance of a play based on Keats’s death.

You can also read the five best Keats poems (in the opinion of contemporary poets, anyway) in the paper. 

And finally, you can take a tour, so to speak, of the journeys of Keats’s death masks — one of which recently sold for £12,500 (about $17,400) — in the Guardian as well.

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