The Death of a Poet: Seamus Heaney

Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney died on August 30, 2013 at the age of 74. Heaney was born in Northern Ireland and was known for writing about rural life and political struggles of Ireland. He is considered a traditionalist and one of the major poets of the 20th century. Over his lifetime, Heaney wrote over 20 volumes of poetry and criticism.

In addition to being a poet, Heaney was also a translator. His most notable work as a translator would have to be the epic Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf (2000).

If you’re looking for more information on Seamus Heaney or on literary criticism from poems he wrote, you can find it in the Gale Literary Index. It’s a bit confusing, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask a librarian how to find it. All this can be found in the reference section on the main floor of the library.

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