Prize-Winning Poet Seamus Heaney Will Read At U.Va. April 19
April 7, 2004 --
Heaney, one of Ireland’s greatest writers and among
the world’s most popular poets today, will read from his
work at the University of Virginia on Monday, April 19.
of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, Heaney will read at 8
in Culbreth Theatre. The free public reading, sponsored
by the English Department’s Peters Rushton lecture series,
will be followed by a question-and-answer period.
native of Northern Ireland who lives in Dublin and teaches part
year at Harvard University, Heaney is also known
influential books of literary criticism and essays and his
translations of ancient works. His 1999 translation of the Old
poem “Beowulf” was widely acclaimed and won Britain’s
Whitbread Award as best book of the year.
many poetry collections include “Opened Ground” (1999), “The
Spirit Level” (1996), “Selected Poems” (1990), “Field
Work” (1979) and “Death of A Naturalist” (1966),
which launched his reputation as a poet. The rural landscape
of his Irish childhood in a farming family forms the backdrop
of his poems, which are noted for their conversational tone
and music of language.
additional information call (434) 924-6675.
Contact: Erika Baxter, (434) 924-6074