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Remembering Seamus Heaney

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Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland, pays tribute to Irish Poet Seamus Heaney who passed away last week - A great friend and inspiration.
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What Seamus Heaney Taught Me by Christopher Benfey | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

What Seamus Heaney Taught Me by Christopher Benfey | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books | seamus heaney | Scoop.it
Heaney believed the craft of writing could be taught: “I can help you with that part. The other part is up to you.” http://t.co/6OEUvGNPeK
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Poet Seamus Heaney, 74, Explored the 'Wideness of Language' | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 30, 2013

Poet Seamus Heaney, 74, Explored the 'Wideness of Language' | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 30, 2013 | seamus heaney | Scoop.it
World-renowned poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney died at age 74 in his native Ireland after a brief illness.
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2009: Seamus Heaney chooses two poems to sum up his lifetime achievement

2009: Seamus Heaney chooses two poems to sum up his lifetime achievement | seamus heaney | Scoop.it
Poet reads The Underground and A Drink of Water at presentation of David Cohen prize for lifetime excellence in writing

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Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013: Accessible, Yes, and Beautiful

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The Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, who died Friday at the age of 74, was often called accessible. That is not a handicap.

 

The Irish writer Seamus Heaney, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995, was perhaps the most celebrated poet of his generation, in an era when a general reader might have a hard time naming a living poet at all. So well known was he that he was nicknamed Famous Seamus, with his easily recognizable mane of unruly white hair and jolly cheeks that seem to overwhelm his pencil-thin eyes and lips.


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Seamus Heaney in Slate and in Life - Slate Magazine (blog)

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In 1996, I asked Seamus Heaney if he could please send me a poem for a new magazine to be called “Slate.” It was a weird request, it took some trust on his part.
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Seamus Heaney: a great and generous soul whose genius overrode fear and ... - The Guardian

Seamus Heaney: a great and generous soul whose genius overrode fear and ... - The Guardian | seamus heaney | Scoop.it
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Great poets, supposedly, should be mad and bad: tormented, tempestuous and at least a little demented.
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Seamus Heaney Reads His Exquisite Translation of Beowulf and His Memorable 1995 Nobel Lecture

Seamus Heaney Reads His Exquisite Translation of Beowulf and His Memorable 1995 Nobel Lecture | seamus heaney | Scoop.it
We were among millions deeply saddened to learn today that Seamus Heaney had passed away at age 74. Called the greatest Irish poet since Yeats, Heaney was not only a national treasure to his home country but to the global poetry community.
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Seamus Heaney, Irish Poet of Soil and Strife, Dies at 74

Mr. Heaney, a widely celebrated Irish poet who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995, is recognized as one of the major poets of the 20th century.
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Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney gives a poetry reading at Emory University

Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney gave a poetry reading at Emory University March 2nd at Glenn Auditorium. Heaney's connection with Emory goes back to 1...

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Seamus Heaney remembered

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Seamus Heaney was a writer of great power, a brilliant intellect – and the best of company. Roy Foster pays tribute to a giant of world literature

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On the Far Side of Revenge

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Remembering Seamus Heaney. At the start of ¡Pistoleros! 1:1918, Heaney is quoted:

 

History says, ‘Don’t hope on this side of the grave.’ But then, once in a lifetime the longed-for tidal wave of justice can rise up, and hope and history rhyme. So hope for a great sea-change on the far side of revenge, Believe that a further shore is reachable from here. Believe in miracles and cures and healing wells.

 

Her he is in conversation with Bernard O’Donoghue about his life and the influences that inform his work , with Nick Laird, Andrew O’Hagan, Jon Stallworthy and Jo Shapcott reading selections of Heaney’s work.

 

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Comfort is best found in Seamus Heaney's poems - Irish Times

Comfort is best found in Seamus Heaney's poems - Irish Times | seamus heaney | Scoop.it
New York Times Comfort is best found in Seamus Heaney's poems Irish Times He turned our disgrace into grace, our petty hatreds into epic generosity, our dull clichés into questioning eloquence, the leaden metal of brutal inevitability into the gold...
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Seamus Heaney's books were events in our lives - The Guardian

Seamus Heaney's books were events in our lives - The Guardian | seamus heaney | Scoop.it
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Two years ago I invited Seamus Heaney to read at the Kilkenny arts festival in Ireland. The venue was St Canice's Cathedral, one of the most beautiful churches in Ireland.
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Seamus Heaney will lie in the Derry soil that inspired his greatest work - The Guardian

The Guardian Seamus Heaney will lie in the Derry soil that inspired his greatest work The Guardian Seamus Heaney will be laid to rest in the same County Derry soil which his father once cut into with his spade and that he later wrote about in his...
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