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Participants: Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney(Photo: Jemimah Kuhfeld)

Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland.  Death of a Naturalist, his first collection, appeared in 1966, and since then he has published numerous books of poetry, criticism and translation which have established him as one of the leading poets of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.  He has twice won the Whitbread Book of the Year, for The Spirit Level (1996) and Beowulf (1999), and District and Circle (2006), his eleventh collection, was awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize. His most recent book is The Testament of Cresseid and Seven Fables (2009), translations of the work of the Scots Makar, Robert Henryson.

StAnza 2010 Events:

Thu 18 March | Round Table
Intimate Reading: Seamus Heaney
The Green Room, St Leonards Quad, South Street

Thu 18 March | Poetry Centre Stage
An Evening with Seamus Heaney
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

Fri 19 March | In Conversation
Seamus Heaney talks to Dennis O’Driscoll
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

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