World Literature Today. Spring, 1996, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p252, 8 p.
Poetry -- Appreciation
Poetry creates the stability so necessary in living in reality. The world's reality is that of a slaughterhouse where peace seems to be just the pause between each slaughter. In such a world as this, poetry, like all the other art forms, serves as a landmark and a reminder of what has been achieved and what can be achieved. It keeps individuals in touch with their humaneness in the face of humanity's inhumanity.
The Southern Review. Summer, 1995, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p786, 21 p.
Irish poetry -- Criticism and interpretation
'The Midnight Court' was a poem made by Irish poet Brian Merriman in 1780 in the Pale area around Dublin, Ireland. It was written as a lamentation of Eibhlin Dhubh Ni Chonaill over the death of her husband, Art O'Laoghaire, an Irish captain who lost his life to soldiers while in battle at Carriganimmy in County Cork. It was more of an outburst of heartache and tremendous loss rather than a political outcry against war. Poets claim that this work ordained the place of Irish poetry in the Gaelic order.
Baccalaureate addresses, Poets, Irish, Baccalaureate addresses, and Poets, Irish
The Collection on Seamus Heaney's UK Visit includes an annotated copy of the commencement address given by Seamus Heaney on May 7, 2006 as well as a program, a publicity poster, and photographs from a reading he gave at Margaret I. King Building on May 5, 2006. Also of note is a photograph of Heaney with Kentucky author and poet Wendell Berry.
Heaney, Seamus, Pearson, Henry, and Heaney, Seamus.
Authors, Irish -- Correspondence, Nobel Prizes, and Postage stamps
ALS from Heaney to Pearson, dated 3rd January 1995 [i.e. 1996]. Heaney thanks Pearson for the print he has sent, comments on the North Carolina exhibition and then recounts his experience in Greece when the Nobel Prize was being announced and his feelings about the presentations in Stockholm. 2p. (recto and verso) letter with hand-addressed envelope.
Accepting an invitation to speak at The Morgan Library in 2006; remarking that he does not yet have a topic but recalling his first trip to The Morgan in 1969, during which he saw an exercise book containing several fair copies of Frost's poems. Continuing the letter after consulting catalogues of The Morgan's holdings, and expressing interest in Wordsworth's manuscripts of "The Old Cumberland Beggar" and "Elegiac Stanzas."
Fern Hill (Poem), Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night (Poem), A Refusal to Mourn the Death, By Fire, of a Child in London (Poem), Eighteen Poems (Poetry collection), The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower (Poem), Altarwise by Owl-light (Poetry collection), Before I Knocked (Poem), In Country Heaven (Poem), In the White Giant's Thigh (Poem), A Process in the Weather of the Heart (Poem), After the Funeral, Before I Knocked and Flesh Let Enter, Collected Poems, Do Not Go Gentle, Lament, and Poem in October
[(essay date fall 1993) In the following essay, Heaney examines Thomas's critical reputation in the years since his death.] Dylan Thomas is by now as much a case history as [...]
A Christmas Childhood, A Soul for Sale, Ante-Natal Dream, Auditors In, Canal Bank Sonnets, Canal Bank Walk, Come Dance with Kitty Stobling, Epic, If ever you go to Dublin Town, In Memory of My Mother, Kerr's Ass, Prelude, Shancoduff, Spraying the Potatoes, and To the Man after the Harrow
[(essay date 1987) In the essay below, poet Heaney relates his personal experience with Kavanagh's poetry and its importance to his life through several decades.] In 1939, the year that [...]
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, vol. 70. 1999.
Cuirt an Mheain Oidhche, Cuirt an Mheain Oidhche (The Midnight Court), and The Midnight Court
[In the following essay (originally a lecture delivered at Oxford University), Heaney, the best known Irish poet of the late twentieth century, traces the political contexts of earlier interpretations of [...]