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Poets Gather to Remember Seamus Heaney November 13, 2013: The New York Times reports on the ongoing remembrances and events celebrating Seamus Heaney, who died in August at the age of 74. When Seamus Heaney died in August, at 74, he was hailed as a poet of unusual grace and humility, an ambassador for poetry whose reach stretched far beyond the rural Ireland of his most famous verse. And [...] by

At FSG: Frank Bidart, Tracy K. Smith, Henri Cole & Many Others Remember Seamus Heaney September 9, 2013: [caption id="attachment_73214" align="alignright" width="500"] Seamus in his study in 2009, photograph by Henri Cole[/caption] At The FSG blog, Work in Progress, a celebration of the life and work of Seamus Heaney, who died last week at the age of 74. From the intro, by Christopher Richards: Seamus Heaney’s death last week left a rift [...] by

Remembering Seamus Heaney August 30, 2013: [caption id="attachment_72904" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Credit: Jemimah Kuhfeld[/caption] What I have to say is personal, a string of little anecdotes that will make, I hope, a complex kind of knot. Seamus Heaney's ability to go all the way to the bottom of a subject (and the bottom is a long way down, as Eliot once said), his devotion [...] by

Nobel Prize Winning Poet Seamus Heaney Dies at 74 August 30, 2013: We awoke to the sad news this morning that Seamus Heaney has died. In the coming days we know there will be ample tributes and remembrances. For now, the RTE News in Ireland reports: The world-renowned poet had been in hospital after suffering a short illness, a statement on behalf of the family said. They said he died in hospital in [...] by

Titian Poems Revealed: Work by Heaney, Shapcott, Paterson, Armitage, and More July 17, 2012: A few weeks ago, we pointed out a British exhibition in which dancers, musicians, and poets celebrate the 16th-century Italian painter Titian. Today, Granta posted a series of poems from Metamorphosis by Jo Shapcott, George Szirtes, Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, Lavinia Greenlaw, Seamus Heaney and Don Paterson. All poems are accompanied by [...] by

Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and More to Celebrate Renaissance Artist Titian July 3, 2012: In an exciting marriage of art, dance, music, and poetry, the London Ballet and the National Gallery have joined forces with notable poets to celebrate Titian, a 16th-century Italian painter. Fourteen poets, including Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, and Simon Armitage, were selected by a panel led by A.S. Byatt. Each composed short poems [...] by

Heaney and Bono Down by the Churchyard June 20, 2012: What happens when Ireland's top-grossing bandleader rubs shoulders with Ireland's top poet? A photo op, for starters. A few days ago, Mr. Bono popped in to hear Seamus Heaney read at a poetry festival in his hometown of Dalkey. Here's the scoop from the Irish Independent: Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney was reading at the Dalkey Book [...] by

Can Andrew Motion cure verse-drama’s identity issues? March 2, 2011: And does he need to? With the news that Andrew Motion has turned playwright, The Guardian's Andrew Haydon questions his own knee-jerk response that poetry and theater can't mix. In fact, there's not even a phrase that accurately describes the combination (although to be fair to Motion, no one will know whether the "poetry" or the "theater" should [...] by

Paul Muldoon on poetry as chemical reaction January 26, 2011: Five Dialogues, Paul Muldoon from Wunderkammer Magazine on Vimeo. Wunderkammer Magazine features Paul Muldoon as the first subject in their series of "Five Dialogues on art." Muldoon discusses his early influences as producing in him the same results as a young person who sees a Wenders or Antonioni film and decides to become a filmmaker. [...] by

Your epithalamium is showing November 20, 2010: Adam O'Riordan takes Guardian readers on a tour through epithalamia (no x-rays or invasive surgery required.) Though it sounds more like an obscure piece of anatomy you never knew existed until you embarrassingly managed to strain it while mowing the lawn, the epithalamium is "a handsome but disconcertingly formal word meaning simply a poem for a [...] by