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Seamus Heaney

AGNI poet Seamus Heaney wrote some of the most revered poems of his time and published them in twelve collections, from 1966’s Death of a Naturalist to 2010’s Human Chain. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. A former Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University, he lived in Dublin, Ireland, until his death in August 2013. His association with AGNI spanned three decades.

Heaney’s book of prose essays The Government of Tongue: The 1986 T. S. Eliot Memorial Essays was reviewed in AGNI 31/32 by Eamon Grennan.

Order AGNI’s limited-edition broadside of “Saw Music,” first published in AGNI 61 as part of the triptych “Out of This World” and later reprinted in his acclaimed collection District and Circle.

AGNI has published the following work by Seamus Heaney:

Frank Bidart: A Salute
from Beowulf (Grendel Attacks Hrothgar’s Hall)
Linked Verses
Nonce Words
Out of This World
Pit Stop near Castletown
Place and Displacement: Reflections on Some Recent Poetry from Northern Ireland
Poet’s Chair
Shorts for Simic
from Squarings
from Squarings

AGNI has published the following translation by Seamus Heaney:

The Two Mice by Aesop (from the Scots of Robert Henryson [1420-1505])

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