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Seamus Heaney, poet of earth and spirit

I started reading Seamus Heaney's Beowulf on the way to my first cross-country meet in 8th grade. I didn't know anything about the story—I didn't even know that the language printed on the other side of the English translation was even a form of

Noted Irish poet had long and deep ties to Harvard | Irish poet Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel laureate in literature with longtime ties to Harvard, died Aug. 30 in Ireland at age 74.

Seamus Heaney, acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since WB Yeats, has died aged 74. Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past".

When I first walked into the offices of Amnesty International's global headquarters in London, the words of the son of a farmer from Derry were written on the wall. Seamus Heaney, the greatest Irish poet of his generation, 

In 1996, I asked Seamus Heaney if he could please send me a poem for a new magazine to be called “Slate.” It was a weird request, it took some trust on his part. For one thing, the word “magazine” would be in psychological quotation marks, and the

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Seamus Heaney: Walking on air against his better judgment

Criticism, contention, and conversation about books that matter, from The New Yorker.

In addition to his own poetry, Mr. Heaney, who died on Friday, was acclaimed for his translations, including his version of “Beowulf.”

Seamus Heaney was sipping bourbon during a Boston snowstorm 30 years ago, trying to explain his poetry as an escape from a terrible fear of silence that always haunted him. “What is the source of our first suffering?” he asked, quoting the French 

When I first walked into the offices of Amnesty International's global headquarters in London, the words of the son of a farmer from Derry were written on the wall. Seamus Heaney, the greatest Irish poet of his generation, 

When I first walked into the offices of Amnesty International's global headquarters in London, the words of the son of a farmer from Derry were written on the wall. Seamus Heaney, the greatest Irish poet of his generation, 

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Seamus Heaney, Irish Poet of Soil and Strife, Dies at 74

Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright, has died. Born in April 1939, the eldest of nine children, in Co Derry, Northern Ireland, Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. The 74-year-old former teacher moved to

Seamus Heaney, who has died aged 74, was widely regarded as the greatest Irish poet since William Butler Yeats, who like Heaney was a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Born and raised in Northern Ireland, 

Seamus Heaney, who has died aged 74, was widely regarded as the greatest Irish poet since William Butler Yeats, who like Heaney was a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Born and raised in Northern Ireland, 

Seamus Heaney, "acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats," has died, the BBC and other news outlets are reporting. Heaney was 74 and had recently been in ill health. According to The Irish Times, he died Friday morning at the Blackrock

LONDON — Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize-winning poet whose crystalline, descriptive verse led many to consider him the best Irish poet since Yeats, died Thursday. He was 74. His death was confirmed by his publishers, Faber and Faber, which said that

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