10 Quotes That Remind Us of the Wisdom of Seamus Heaney

10 Quotes That Remind Us of the Wisdom of Seamus Heaney

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A 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature winner, a poet, a playwright, a translator, and recipient of countless other awards. This is only the surface of what Seamus Heaney had accomplished in his seventy-four years of life. The Derry native has written over twenty volumes of poetry and criticisms as well as work on editing anthologies.   He took his personal experiences growing up in Ireland and created touching works that reached across every ocean and sea. Today he would’ve been seventy-nien and we can’t help but feel that he needs a little more recognition. To the man that left his mark …

New Exhibition to Show Nobel Prize Winner Seamus Heaney’s Writing Process

New Exhibition to Show Nobel Prize Winner Seamus Heaney’s Writing Process

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Seamus Heaney, one of Ireland’s and, indeed, the world’s greatest poets, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. He passed away in 2013. I remember I was at a music festival in County Laois when I heard, half drunk in a field with all my friends and everybody was so shocked as the news began to make its way around the campsite. If ever you’re experiencing any of those pervasive, pesky, middle-aged doubts about whether young people still appreciate art or poetry, know that hundreds of twenty-year-olds at Electric Picnic in 2013 stopped what they were doing and wept …