Seamus Heaney  

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"The great slime kings were gathered for vengeance and I knew that if I dipped my hand the spawn would clutch it."—"Death of a Naturalist” (1966) by Seamus Heaney.

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Seamus Heaney (13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013) was an Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born at Mossbawn farmhouse between Castledawson and Toomebridge, County Derry, he resided in Dublin until his death.



Poetry, Main Collections

Poetry, Collected Editions

Prose, Main collections

  • 1980: Preoccupations: Selected Prose 1968-1978, Faber & Faber
  • 1988: The Government of the Tongue, Faber & Faber
  • 1995: The Redress of Poetry: Oxford Lectures, Faber & Faber
  • 2002: Finders Keepers: Selected Prose 1971-2001, Faber & Faber



Limited Editions and Booklets (Poetry & Prose)

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