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Glanmore Sonnets VII: a poem & a painting

“Midnight and closedown. Sirens of the tundra, of eel-road, seal-road, keel-road, whale-road, raise” 117 more words


What Laws, Who and How?

Seamus Heaney’s The Burial at Thebes deals extensively with law and the dilemmas the law imposes. The issue of the law appears most prominently in Heaney’s retelling of Antigone due to the fact that the major conflict arises from Antigone’s disobedience of Creon’s laws in favor of divine law. 953 more words

Greek Mythology

Seamus Heaney sought solace for grief in the Aeneid

Christopher Carroll (The Wall Street Journal) traces Seamus Heaney’s connection to Book VI of the “Aeneid”, in light of his father’s death:

“[…] Heaney’s own translation of Book VI of the “Aeneid,” which he completed in July 2013, one month before he died.

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20th Century

Green Wars

I read an essay

on a personal experience

with the Irish poet Seamus Heaney,

a discussion on violence

and the greens of Ireland.

I have been fortunate… 114 more words


"Postscript" by Seamus Heaney

And some time make the time to drive out west
Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore,
In September or October, when the wind
And the light are working off each other… 110 more words


The Undercover Soundtrack - Sandra Leigh Price

The Undercover Soundtrack is a series where I host a writer who uses music as part of their creative environment – perhaps to connect with a character, populate a mysterious place, or hold a moment still to explore its depths. 837 more words

Undercover Soundtrack


A RECOLLECTION  by Danny Cusack

Reproduced with permission from The Journal, the Australian Irish Heritage Association (WA) quarterly.

In the summer of 1985, soon after my first move to Ireland, I attended the International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature (IASAIL) conference in Belfast. 1,231 more words

Of Literary Interest