POETRY (Literary form), POETS, and SOCIAL conditions
The article presents a reprint of the article "Place and Displacement": Recent Poetry from Northern Ireland," by Seamus Heaney, which appeared in the 1985 issue of the journal "The Wordworth Circle," XVI. Topics discussed include psychologist and author Anthony Storr gives an account about the condition of the poet in Northern Ireland, the idea of poetry as a symbolic resolution of opposing truths, and the poems of Michael Longley count the phenomena of the natural world.
The article highlights the celebration of poet Seamus Heaney's 70th birthday at the Poetry Now International Festival of Poetry in Dun Laoghaire in Ireland. The festival started with a wonderfully perceptive and forceful lecture by Belinda McKeon on poetry. It notes in 1995, Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
This essay presents the Pete Laver Memorial Lecture speech by Seamus Heaney at the Wordsworth Summer Conference in Great Britain. Heaney said that he is happy to have been invited to speak during this event in Laver's memory and to affirm his continuing presence in everyone's affections. The speaker mentions about liberty and human regeneration during the French Revolution.
AMERICAN poets, PROSE literature, POETRY (Literary form), and POETS
An essay is presented regarding Serbian-American poet Charles Simic and his works. It states that the aim of Simic in his prose and poetry has always been instruction through delighting. It says that Simic is considered as After Babel Man's shining example. It adds that Simic has the willingness in interviews and in prose, which enable him to share the story of his life.
New Republic. 12/25/95, Vol. 213 Issue 26, p27-34. 7p.
POETRY (Literary form), POETS, ARTISTS, LYRIC poetry, and TRUTH
Offers a look at the significance of poetry on life. Examples of poets who used poetry as representations of the world; Information on the capacity of poems to tell the truth; Description of lyric poetry; Importance of the form of a poem on the power of poetry to persuade the consciousness.