Readings in Contemporary Poetry

April 12, 1996
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:30pm

Seamus Heaney

Seamus heaney
Photo: © Nancy Crampton

Seamus Heaney's collection of poetry, Seeing Things, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1991. The Spirit Level, a new collection, is scheduled for publication this summer. The Redress of Poetry, his latest work of criticism, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1995. His other books include: Selected Poems: 1966-1987 (1990), The Haw Lantern (1987), Station Island (1985), Sweeney Astray (1984), Poems: 1965-1975 (1980), Field Work (1979), the critical works Preoccupations (1980) and The Government of the Tongue (1989), and a version of Sophocles' Philoctetes, The Cure at Troy (1990). Sweeney's Flight, a collaboration with photographer Rachel Geise was published in 1992. His many honors include the E.M. Forster Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and his election as Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 1989. Seamus Heaney is a member of the Irish Academy of Letters, lives in Dublin, and spends part of each year teaching at Harvard University. He is the 1995 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature.