W. B. Yeats is the pre-eminent Irish poet. The International Yeats Society is an academic organisation which links national and other Yeats societies around the world. It aims to allow a wide range of academic researchers to share and present their work, in progress as well as in finished form; make that work widely and easily available; facilitate communication amongst scholars, teachers, and postgraduate students; foster productive teams of researchers, especially across national borders; advance awareness of Yeats studies in wider academic and public communities; and promote the study of Yeats as well as Irish literature and culture, in a global context.