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New Selected Poems, 1966-87 by Seamus Heaney
  

New Selected Poems, 1966-87

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A 2011 World Book Night selection.

An updated selection of all Heaney's books, up to and including The Haw Lantern, which was published in 1987. The book also includes selections from Stations, prose poems of 1975 which have never appeared except as a pamphlet.

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New Selected Poems, 1966-87 by Seamus Heaney

This volume contains a selection of work from each of Seamus Heaney's published books of poetry up to and including the Whitbread prize-winning collection, The Haw Lantern (1987).

About the Author

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney was born in 1939 in County Derry in Northern Ireland. He grew up in the country, on a farm, in touch with a traditional rural way of life, which he wrote about in his first book Death of a Naturalist (1966).

Seamus Heaney began to write in 1962, publishing first in Irish magazines. During the early and mid-sixties, he was connected with a group of writers in Belfast that included Derek Mahon, Michael Longley and James Simmons. Philip Hobsbaum ran a poetry group during these years and the poets met regularly at his house until he moved to Glasgow in 1966. After this, the meetings continued under Heaney's chairmanship until 1970, and in this later period were attended by younger poets such as Paul Muldoon, Frank Ormsby and Michael Foley.

Seamus Heaney has won numerous awards, including the Somerset Maugham Award (1968), the Denis Devlin Award (1973), the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize (1975), the American Irish Foundation Literary Award (1973) and the WHSmith Annual Award (1976). In 1987 he was awarded the Whitbread Poetry Award for The Haw Lantern.

In 1965 he married Marie Devlin and they have three children. He is currently the Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet-in-Residence at Harvard University where he goes to teach for 6 weeks every two years. From 1989 to 1994 Seamus Heaney was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University.

In October 1995, Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in August 2013.

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Publication date

1st March 1990

Author

Seamus Heaney

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Poetry
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Poetry by individual poets

ISBN

9780571143726

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