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Connections: Julio Cortazar, Seamus Heaney, Adrienne Rich, Victor Shklovsky, Zbigniew Herbert

“… the feeling more than the awareness, the intuition that literary prose – in this case, I picture myself while I am writing – can manifest as pure communication and in a perfect style, but also with a certain structure, a certain syntactic architecture, a certain articulation of words, a rhythm in the use of punctuation or separation into sections, a cadence that the reader’s internal ear can recognize more or less clearly as a musical element.” 304 more words


Heaney’s Bog Poems (Forerunners)

Here’s Seamus Heaney, first talking about his poems on the bog bodies of Iron Age Europe, in Dennis O’Driscoll’s Stepping Stones, and then the bog poems themselves, spanning three of his collections: … 2,106 more words

Landing Places @CrescentArts (29 July, 8pm) - #saveheaneycountry #A6winwinsolution

Come join #SaveHeaneyCountry for a beautiful Heaney-themed evening celebrating our natural & cultural heritage

Poet, playwright and photographer Maria McManus is spearheading the gathering of poets, spoken word artists and musicians for this fundraiser at the… 288 more words

“So that the ocean on one side is wild
With foam and glitter, and inland among stones” (Séamus Heaney)

The Flaggy Shore – Geosite  is  a half a mile of coastline that stretches from New Quay to Finavarra with a panoramic view of Galway Bay. 78 more words


The Cure At Troy

The Cure At Troy

“Human beings suffer,
They torture one another,
They get hurt and get hard.
No poem or play or song
Can fully right a wrong… 136 more words

Complex PTSD Trauma

Anglo-Saxon Boasting Interchanges as seen in Beowulf

The Anglo-Saxon culture portrayed in Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney, is one of violence and bloody deeds, of strength and ability, it is a world of warriors fighting to survive. 530 more words

Book Analysis

Nothing in This World is Terrible

I just finished a book on the difficulties in educational reform. On the last page, the author quotes H.G. Wells writing to Joseph Conrad:

You don’t care for humanity, but think they are to be improved. 646 more words