Seamus Heaney


A new poem by Fiona Benson.<p>These are the chimera –<br>foetal cells<br>that migrate across the placenta<br>and bed down<br>even in the mother’s brain.<p>Straight-off I …

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Seamus Heaney reads “Villanelle for an Anniversary.” by Harvard University - Listen to music


Irish President pays tribute to Seamus Heaney during museum visit

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has visited the museum dedicated to the poet Seamus Heaney in Bellaghy.<p>President Higgins, a long-time friend …


Ann Scanlon presents A Love Letter to… Derry

Ann Scanlon presents A Love Letter to… Derry — a place that has given us such incredible bands, songwriters and voices as The Undertones, Phil …

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Watch: Liam Neeson narrates film celebrating Seamus Heaney

Liam Neeson has lent his voice to a short film celebrating the life and works of renowned poet Seamus Heaney.<p>The online clip showcases the Seamus …


Dame Tessa Jowell moved Parliament to tears in moving speech months before her death

Dame Tessa Jowell was given a standing ovation in the House of Lords for an impassioned speech on cancer just months before she died at the age of 70.<p>…

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Poem of the Day: Casualty

I <br>He would drink by himself <br>And raise a weathered thumb <br>Towards the high shelf, <br>Calling another rum <br>And blackcurrant, without <br>Having to raise his …


Gifts of Rain by Seamus Heaney

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The death of Seamus Heaney lets us mourn not only an artist of rare verbal gifts but also the loss of a language that long mapped a way of living

The death of Seamus Heaney lets us mourn not only an artist of rare verbal gifts but also the loss of a language that long mapped a way of …


Former Irish News correspondent recalls dramatic hours leading up to signing of the Good Friday Agreement

TWENTY years ago at dawn on Good Friday, politicians had a tear in their eyes as they took a walk in the clear light along a path lightly dusted with …

Great Britain

Heaney, Joyce: Namings and Nation | Essays in Criticism

DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH DENNIS O’DRISCOLL published in the 2008 volume <i>Stepping Stones</i>, Seamus Heaney recalls a two-line poem from his childhood: …

Oxford University Press

Photographs tell powerful story of our troubled years

A new exhibition revealing the desolation and destruction experienced during the Troubles will be launched in Belfast next week.<p>The series of …

Royal Air Force

Issue Launch for MQR 57:1, “Poetry at Michigan”

In celebration of <i>MQR</i>’s “Poetry at Michigan” Special Issue, U-M writers will read from their work at Literati Bookstore on <b>Monday, April 9 at 7 PM</b>. …


Ciarán Hinds and Adrian Dunbar to lead epic performance in London on the history of Northern Ireland

<b>SOME of Ireland’s finest poets, actors, musicians and artists will tell the powerful story of Northern Ireland’s continuing journey to peace and</b> …


Winter 2018: Poetry at Michigan

Our Winter 2018 issue pays tribute to the presence of poetry at the University of Michigan. This special issue offers an in-depth look at some of the …


JC Stays: The Bloomsbury London

You might not be overly familiar with the name Martin Brudnizki, but there’s a good chance you’ve eaten in one of the many dining rooms he has …


Top Dublin pubs change names for 48 hours in honour of writers

Patrons of three of Dublin's top pubs may find themselves a little confused this weekend as their favourite watering holes have changed their …


Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on America’s Troubled Racial History

The title poem of Tracy K. Smith’s new collection, <i>Wade in the Water</i>, takes place in Geechee country, Georgia, in a ring shout—a religious ritual in which black Christians dance and shuffle in a circle, forming a rhythm and working into an ecstatic state of grace. It’s a common form of worship among …


'Absolutely thrilled' - Ancient Irish field system wins prestigious international award

Céide Fields wins Carlo Scarpa Prize<p>Mayo's Céide Fields is described as "the most extensive Stone Age Monument in the world", but receives just …

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13 beautiful places in Britain that inspired its greatest poetry


Metaphysical Biscuit 96.9 FM KMRD Madrid NM Mar 19 FareTheeWell to Johny Broomdust with EriChappelle

Mon Mar 19 KMRD 96.9 FM Madrid New Mexico Metaphysical Biscuit Live Radio Soup aka Goodbye Blue Monday in The Rhythm of Threes FareTheeWell …

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Decency survived despite the barbarity

Arnold Palmer Invitational

The patron saint of 'otherwhere'

He enjoyed unimaginable wealth, boasted A-list friends, but Garech de Brún felt a deep connection to Ireland and its culture. John Meagher on the …


The Irish influence on Soseki, a pioneer of Japanese literature

St. Patrick’s Day is the time of year when many raise a glass in their local “authentic Irish” pub to Ireland’s literary greats, from master ...


8th Annual Irish Arts Center Book Day - Irish Arts Center

Overview<p><b>Presented by Irish Arts Center in association with the New York City Council, New York State Assembly, Literature Ireland, and El Museo del</b> …


Book review: 'The Land between Two Rivers' painfully conveys the human cost of war

<i>The Land between Two Rivers: Writing in an Age of Refugees</i><br>Tom Sleigh, Graywolf Press<p>Tom Sleigh has devoted the best part of his career to poetry, …


Life According to Seamus Heaney

Life According to Seamus HeaneyMarch 13, 2018Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney has been described as “the most important Irish poet since …

Creative Writing

Faber to release Seamus Heaney’s 100 best poems

Faber & Faber is to publish a new selection of Seamus Heaney’s best-loved poems to coincide with the opening of a "major" new exhibition in Ireland.


Seamus Heaney’s 100 best-loved poems to be published in June

Faber publication of family’s selection of Nobel laureate’s most loved and celebrated poems to coincide with major new Dublin exhibition<p>Tue, Mar 13, …


Support Literacy and GetLit on St. Patrick’s Day | Times Square Chronicles

Support Literacy and GetLit on St. Patrick’s Day<p>Throughout March, the media is telling Irish stories and our children are listening and watching. How …

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