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Seamus Heaney: A Tribute

Mon
26th May 2014 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Widely regarded one of the greatest contemporary poets in the world, Seamus Heaney's work has a power and influence which is set to endure.

Featuring acclaimed poet Bernard O’Donoghue, this exciting event brought together some of Seamus Heaney’s friends with experts on his poetry for a unique celebration of his work and life.

It featured live readings of many of his greatest poems, providing a fantastic insight into the universal relevance of this wonderful poet.

Bernard O’Donoghue is Emeritus Fellow of Wadham Collage Oxford. He has published five collections of poetry, Poaching Rights (1987), The Weakness (1991), Gunpowder (winner of the 1995 Whitbread Award for Poetry), Here Nor There (1999) and Outliving (2003). His Selected Poems
was published by Faber in 2008.

Tom Paulin has published eight collections of poetry as well as a Selected Poems 1972-1990, two major anthologies, two versions of Greek drama, and several critical works. His most recent collection of poems is The Road to Inver (2004). He is Emeritus Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford. His New Selected Poems will be published by Faber in Summer 2014.

Stephen Rea is a celebrated film and stage actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his lead performance as Fergus in the 1992 film The Crying Game. Founder of the Field Day Theatre Company with Brian Friel, Stephen directed the premiere of Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy in 1990.

Leontia Flynn’s most recent poetry collection Profit and Loss, was published in September 2011,was a Poetry Book Society recommendation and was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Leontia has been Research Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University Belfast, since
2005.
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