Seamus Heaney

Born 13 April 1939. Died 30 August 2013
Seamus Heaney
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1939-04-13
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Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney Biography (Wikipedia)

Seamus Justin Heaney MRIA (13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013) was an Irish poet, playwright and translator. He received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Among his best-known works is Death of a Naturalist (1966), his first major published volume. Heaney was recognised as one of the principal contributors to poetry during his lifetime. American poet Robert Lowell described him as "the most important Irish poet since Yeats", and many others, including the academic John Sutherland, have said that he was "the greatest poet of our age". Robert Pinsky has stated that "with his wonderful gift of eye and ear Heaney has the gift of the story-teller." Upon his death in 2013, The Independent described him as "probably the best-known poet in the world".

He was born in the townland of Tamniaran between Castledawson and Toomebridge, Northern Ireland. His family moved to nearby Bellaghy when he was a boy. He became a lecturer at St. Joseph's College in Belfast in the early 1960s, after attending Queen's University and began to publish poetry. He lived in Sandymount, Dublin, from 1976 until his death. He lived part-time in the United States from 1981 to 2006.

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Sliabh Gallon's Brae
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Sliabh Gallon's Brae
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Midterm Break
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Midterm Break
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The Humours Of Castlebernard/The Bank Of Turf
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The Humours Of Castlebernard/The Bank Of Turf
Liam O’Flynn
The Given Note
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The Given Note
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Digging
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Digging
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When All The Others Were Away At Mass
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When All The Others Were Away At Mass
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St Kevin and the Blackbird
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St Kevin and the Blackbird
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Digging
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Digging
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The Blackbird of Glanmore
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The Blackbird of Glanmore
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The Given Note
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The Given Note
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