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Seamus Heaney - Poet

Seamus Heaney, whose funeral has taken place in Dublin, was described as having all the attributes of a great poet. Perhaps the greatest achievement of the Nobel Literature Laureate, in a hard prosaic world, was reminding us that poetry is not a guilty pleasure or an optional extra but something many of us want and need. Gavin Esler spoke to him in May 2006 about his life and work.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 3 Sep 2013 00:30


Role Contributor
InterviewerGavin Esler
Interviewed GuestSeamus Heaney
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