Big names from the world of literature come to Salisbury
Narrated by actor Natalie Walter, Pippa's lively commentary is interwoven with poetry read by Michael and his wife Clare, including verse by Séan Rafferty, Seamus Heaney, D H Lawrence, Robert Browning and Shakespeare, as well as traditional English ...
Ian Paisley – “We are Irish!”
He had a temperament not much different from Seamus Heaney and his sense of the island. He did say he was Irish. He deemed himself more a royalist than being British. He was loyal to the Crown but not the British way of life. He was a contradiction.”.
Seamus Heaney's Virgil: Aeneid Book VI brings a classic to life
Seamus Heaney describes his posthumously published translation of Book VI of Virgil's The Aeneid in a modest translator's note as being a bit like a high-school classics exercise. Sound promising? No, but when the student is a Nobel laureate, writing ...
Poem of the week: The Ash Plant by Seamus Heaney
The Guardian (blog)
Seamus Heaney's father, Patrick Heaney, represents a moral touchstone in the poet's work. We meet him first in Digging (from Death of a Naturalist in 1966) as “his straining rump among the flower-beds / Bends low, comes up twenty years away…” This ...