Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney returns to the Poetry Center for the opening of our 73rd season.
“The mourning bell tolls throughout Human Chain, Seamus Heaney’s new collection of poems, his 12th, but the sound it makes is a sonorous call to life and continuity,” wrote John Banville. “In these marvelous poems, [he] displays all that sweetness and ease of gesture, that colloquial accommodation, that are the unmissable traits of his art.”
This event is supported by Imagine Ireland, an initiative of Culture Ireland.
Summer Wanes And Blackberries Ripen
Nothing symbolizes the beauty of a long, hard-earned summer like a ripened blackberry. And no poet has written about this delicious fruit as eloquently as Seamus Heaney – who kicks off the Poetry Center’s 2011/12 season on September 26. So, to summer’s end, and to the start of 92Y’s literary season, we give you Seamus Heaney reading "Blackberry Picking":