Seamus Heaney Talks of Keats, and World War II, and Poetry

11Nov12

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections, as well as two plays, several works of criticism, and 11 translations, including an authoritative 1999 translation of Beowulf. He has lectured at Harvard and Oxford Universities, and has a center of English literatures named for him at Queen’s University Belfast. Heaney lives with his wife in Dublin, Ireland. Take a listen to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, in which he describes his childhood in Northern Ireland and how poetry allowed him to “walk on air”: Seamus Heaney Nobel Speech  

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