Seamus Heaney, Readings
Seamus Heaney (1939–) was born into a Catholic family on a farm in Derry, a
largely Protestant area of Northern Ireland, but near the border of the Irish
Republic. After the local primary school at Anahorish, he won scholarships to
St. Columb's College and to Queen's University, Belfast. It was at Queen's that
he became a member of the Belfast Group. Heaney lives in Dublin and teaches at
Harvard University. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. His
translation of Beowulf (1999) won the Whitbread Award.
"Personal Helicon," "Bogland," "Tollund Man," "Casualty," "Song," and "Harvest Bow".