A Tribute to Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney, Ireland's foremost poet, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, died Friday after a short illness. Heaney's left us with an extraordinary poetic legacy, exploring the wild beauty of Ireland and the political torment within the nation's soul. He was 74.

In honor of the poet, we share our collection of audio and video archives of his readings and visits to Iowa City and the University of Iowa:

Video

Seamus Heaney, Truman Capote Award Ceremony, September 25, 2003
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Audio

Society & The Writer:  Paul Engle moderates a panel of renowned international writers, including Seamus Heaney, Czesław Miłosz, Mitchel Levitas and Colman McCarthy, 10.11.87
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Seamus Heaney accepting the Truman Capote Award Ceremony, 09.25.03
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Tributes

The New York Times:
Seamus Heaney, Irish Poet of Soil and Strife, Dies
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BBC:
Seamus Heaney death: Irish reaction
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The Telegraph:
Seamus Heaney: his 10 best poems
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