Friday, August 30, 2013

RIP Seamus Heaney

I just read about the death of Seamus Heaney, the Irish poet. I knew his name best from the translation of Beowulf he did some years ago, but he's done quite a few other volumes of original poetry as well, and I really want to find and read at least one of those in the near future.

To be honest, it was the samples of his poetry in the New York Times obituary that have inspired me to find and read more of his work. Eventually, I want to re-read his translation of Beowulf too, as it's been so long since I read it. That, though, is going to have to wait for a while.

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