Seamus Heaney

BY newshourpoetry  October 24, 2011 at 4:06 PM EST

Seamus Heaney is widely recognized as one of the major poets of the twentieth century. Heaney has attracted a readership on several continents and has won several prestigious literary awards and honors, including the Nobel Prize in 1995. A native of Northern Ireland, Heaney currently lives in Dublin where he is often referred to as “Famous Seamus.”

Heaney’s new collection, “Human Chain,” contains poems that are, as always for him, grounded in the physical world but also take a look back.

Seamus Heaney reads more of his poetry in this web exclusive.

Seamus Heaney Reads From ‘Human Chain’

BY newshourpoetry  October 24, 2011 at 4:06 PM EST

Seamus Heaney is widely recognized as one of the major poets of the twentieth century. Heaney has attracted a readership on several continents and has won several prestigious literary awards and honors, including the Nobel Prize in 1995. A native of Northern Ireland, Heaney currently lives in Dublin where he is often referred to as “Famous Seamus.”

Heaney’s new collection, “Human Chain,” contains poems that are, as always for him, grounded in the physical world but also take a look back.

Seamus Heaney reads more of his poetry in this web exclusive.