Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) was an Irish born poet born in the townland of Mossbawn, Co. Derry, Ireland. In 1995, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past". He also won the coveted T.S. Eliot Prize in 2006 for his collection, 'District and Circle'.

See Desmond O'Grady for comments by Heaney on that poet's approach to his work.

See Brian Blaney's poem, 'Waiting for Beowulf', in celebration of Seamus Heany's 70th birthday.

To mark the passing of Seamus Heaney, at the White House Poetry Revival session of September 11, 2013, Brian Blaney read 'Heaney', a tribute poem from a second collection in progress.