Take Your Poet to Work Day is coming on the third Wednesday in July. For 2016, that’s July 20! This week, meet Irish poet Seamus Heaney.
As you read Seamus Heaney’s poem “Oysters, ” perhaps you, too, will start to feel the pull of the tides in each salty bite.
Appreciating poets and poems even more by reading Seamus Heaney’s “Opened Ground” alongside Frank O’Driscoll’s “Stepping Stones, ” whose interviews add depth to the poems.
I first met Seamus Heaney in the pages of Beowulf, his 2001 translation that was both bestselling and award-winning. (Who would have thought that Beowulf – Beowulf! – could be a bestseller? I’m still waiting for the YouTube version of The Epic of Gilgamesh to go viral.) I hadn’t read Beowulf since college, and […]