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Seamus Heaney

Poetic Champion

A native of Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney won the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. The following excerpts are taken from interviews conducted with him in 1986 and shortly after he won the Nobel in 1996. ℘℘℘ Poetry summons you. That’s been my own experience. The real difficulty about being a poet is not in theRead more..

Hibernia: Laughter and Verse

It doesn’t necessarily have to rhyme, but it definitely has to be funny. And that, in a nutshell, is the guiding principle behind the Bard of Armagh contest. Billed as “Ireland’s Unique Festival of Humorous Verse: A Reawakening of the Great Bardic Tradition,” the annual contest seeks to create “a platform for versifiers to unleashRead more..