In ‘Human Chain,’ Nobel-Winning Poet Seamus Heaney Digs Into the Past

BY Tom LeGro  October 24, 2011 at 8:22 PM EST

In his native Ireland, he’s known as “Famous Seamus,” and indeed, Seamus Heaney — winner of the Nobel Prize in 1995 — is a world-famous poet. Now 72, his new collection, “Human Chain,” contains poems that are, as always for him, grounded in the physical world but also take a look back.

Read the full transcript here.