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Seamus Heaney's Home Place

Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of visiting a small museum dedicated to Seamus Heaney.  Located in Bellaghy in Ulster, “home” place is exactly the right term for this very special place.   220 more words


Book Review: Beowulf Translated by Seamus Heaney

Title: Beowulf
Translated by: Seamus Heaney
Published: 975
Genre: Classics Epic Poem

Synopsis: Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero’s triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. 303 more words

Book Reviews

Six Poets Who Actually Give Good Readings

There’s a long-standing stereotype in the poetry world that says that poets always give terrible readings of their own work. And while this generalization does bear out for some poets (looking at you, … 434 more words


Dailies 9/1/17: a market, digging, lettuce, the family freezer, young boys

Amy Gerstler – To a Head of Lettuce

May I venture to address you, vegetal friend?
A lettuce is no less than me, so I respect you, 254 more words

A Review: The New Selected Poems of Seamus Heaney

There were nine mosquitos standing upsidedown on the ceiling above my bed. I managed to kill three that came down, but the others stayed up there and were too high to reach, even standing on my bed waving a copy of Seamus Heaney’s Selected Poems. 516 more words


A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 243: Blackberry-picking

Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney

for Philip Hobsbaum

Late August, given heavy rain and sun

For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.

At first, just one, a glossy purple clot… 183 more words

Remembering Seamus

It was four years yesterday that Seamus Heaney passed… As is often the case with this sort of anniversaries, it feels like much less and much longer at the same time. 83 more words